Over all attendance at the Minnesota State Fair was 1.3 million this year. Attendance in 2019 was 2.1 million. The fair was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
There are several conferences coming up this fall for real estate agents and industry professionals. Minnesota Realtors (the state association of Realtors) is having a conference in St. Cloud this October.
The Minnesota association has stated that they are not responsible for anyone who gets Covid-19 because they attended the conference. I disagree. I think we are responsible for each other and we should do everything we can to stop the spread of Covid-19.
There are people who will not attend an event if vaccinations and masks are required. There are more people who will not attend events that do not require masks or vaccinations.
It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. There are people who will not attend conferences being held in cities where there are high rates of Covid-19 and where the hospitals are filled to capacity. I’ll admit it is hard to plan ahead. The safest bet is to hold a virtual conference this year or one that can be attended in person or virtually.
If the state fair is an indicator expect low attendance at events in Minnesota where masks and vaccinations are not required.