MGM Resorts International has introduced a comprehensive plan which has been designed to facilitate the safe return of meetings and conventions at the company’s properties in Las Vegas and throughout the United States, subject to local regulations and restrictions.
‘Convene with Confidence,’ the company says, is the result of months of work with experts, and is intended to build upon the company’s ‘Seven-Point Safety Plan’ to provide a comprehensive approach to health and safety.
“The health and safety of all who pass through our doors is our highest priority. Convene with Confidence represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned, cutting-edge technology and months of consultation with experts,” explained Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ CEO and president.
“With this program, we are taking another step forward in safely providing a level of entertainment, amenities and service not seen since before the pandemic began.”
Coinciding with the roll-outs, MGM is partnering with biometric secure identity company Clear to leverage its new ‘Health Pass’ technology, which was also utilised in the National Hockey League’s successful return to play at the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Toronto and Edmonton.
Health Pass is a touchless product that links verified identity with COVID-19 health insights, including a real-time health questionnaire, COVID-related test results and temperature checks, via integrated kiosks.
“We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts in implementing Health Pass to help create safer environments and a seamless experience across their venues and locations,” stated Caryn Seidman-Becker, Clear CEO. “Health Pass is helping thousands of people safely return to work and helping make it possible to gather with confidence and peace of mind.”
Additionally, the group is also deploying a rapid, portable, molecular, point-of-care COVID-19 test in conjunction with Impact Health, a provider of healthcare services for high-profile and high-volume events.
“We are excited to provide our healthcare services to this ground breaking initiative,” said Michael McNamara, Impact Health CEO. “Our mission is to help people return to their lives, and Convene with Confidence will serve as a model for opening businesses and entertainment venues in a convenient and safe manner.”
Through these partnerships, MGM Resorts is offering an optional COVID-19 testing protocol that delivers results within approximately 20 minutes and allows organisers to create a perimeter for their events and exhibitions.