For good or bad, the noise has spun up a significant number of people that are concerned about getting the bug. Not only will they not attend, it's their duty to prevent others from attending.
Best to avoid the noise if you are at financial risk unless you make a lot of money from the attendees (see NFL and College football games). No one invited Karen.
The gamers I know are already playing face to face here (as well as friends in Indiana). Just a data point for consideration.
I've taken to Virtual gaming because it's a better experience in many ways. Board games work better face to face but unless someone is serving pizza rolls, no reason to cramp around someone else's table.
The game stores are open and running Magic tournaments in the area. The RPGs have been a minority of the games there. M:TG stuff is like crack. (There are two pretty good size stores near me but none like the War Gamer hang outs of old. These places aren't grimy ... what is this world coming too.)
The hobby already lost the kids. The games are too slow and the content is generally boring for most. It's hard to compete with the immediate feedback of blam blam. The hobby doesn't need 30% of the kids. 2% is enough.
Critical Role / Rollz was fun for about 3 episodes and then it wears thin. Worst, they really were exposed as non-gamers. Oh look, he's talking like Christopher Walken again. That never gets old.
The "gaming" cons need to go back to their roots, go virtual, or shut down for a while.