Face Covering Required for All Convention Center Activities, No Exceptions, Visit Hot Springs Announces
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Masks or other face coverings will be required — with no exceptions — for all events and activities in the Hot Springs Convention Center, Visit Hot Springs announced today.
“People attending any events at the Convention Center must wear a mask or other face covering to be allowed entry. No mask — don't come,” said Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison.
Arrison said, “We are following the state Health Department’s directives regarding graduation ceremonies and all other events — with no exceptions. No mask — no entry. The only people who will be allowed in without a mask are children 10 and under.”
He said the Convention Center is hosting multiple high school graduations, the Spa Tub Expo and the South Hot Springs Lions Club Gun and Knife Show. Because thousands of people will be attending these events, the Convention Center will not be handing out free masks at entry points, Arrison said.
“If you, for some reason, cannot wear a mask, stay at home,” Arrison said. “The Convention Center has received multiple advisories from the Health Department regarding the mandated face covering regulations, and we must enforce those directives to ensure the health and safety of our guests, event organizers and our own staff.
“If you can't wear a mask for a medical reason you need to stay at home.
“I cannot ask our staff to try and make a medical determination on people who say they cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition. It would be in the best interest of those people who cannot wear a mask or face covering to stay away from events because, obviously, they must be at a higher risk to catch the virus.
In turn, without a mask they pose a greater risk to our other guests and employees.”