COVID-19 & Safety
Ensuring Safe Events
One attendee from each attending party/household/family must sign-in before (or immediately upon arrival to the event) and provide contact information for tracing.
All guests will need to complete a health survey and temperature check before entering the venue. If an attendee fails the health survey and/or temperature check, that attendee and any members of their party who may have been in close contact with that person within the past 10 days will be denied entry pursuant to New York State Guidance.
All public facing employees, event staff and attendees are required to provide one of the following negative COVID-19 test results or proof of vaccine prior to entering the venue:
- Proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. Your vaccination series is considered completed 14 days after your single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or 14 days after your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
- Proof of negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within SIX (6) hours of the event’s start time.
- Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within SEVENTY-TWO (72) hours of the event’s start time.
Coney Island Amphitheater (CIA) will accept documents for any guests from a healthcare provider via hard copy or electronic (mobile application, screenshot, image). CIA will also accept New York State Excelsior Pass. Please note, you do not have to be a resident of New York to use the Excelsior Pass.
All guests entering the CIA will need to present a government issued ID along with one of the above testing or vaccinated proof. For those younger than 18 years old, you may use a school ID, locally-issued ID, birth certificate or passport. The ID needs to match your COVID-19 negative test results or vaccination records.
A mask is required for any attendee over the age of two and able to medically tolerate such covering to enter the venue. Masks must be on at all times with the exception of actively eating or drinking while sitting in a chair. Sharing of food or beverages is prohibited between individuals unless they are members of the same household. Neck gators and other face coverings will not be accepted.
Contact Information for Tracing
One attendee from each attending party/household/family must sign-in before or immediately upon arrival to the event, providing their full name, address, email, and phone number for use in potential contact tracing efforts, if necessary. The sign-in process may be conducted through any means to collect the above contact information, including but not limited to an online form, digital application, e-mail, and/or paper form.
The sign-in data must be retained for a minimum period of 28 days and such data made available to State and local health authorities upon request.
On-Site General Protocols & Social Distancing
Guest and workers are expected to remain socially distanced and follow related markings and instructions at all times.
Maximum capacity for the CIA has been determined using a formula that calculates the space needed to maintain six feet of physical distance and comply with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
All individuals must stay at least six feet apart at all times, including at building entry, during movement through entry ways, hallway, elevators and stairwells. CIA staff are on-site to monitor and enforce all protocols.
Physical distancing guidelines and mandatory use of face coverings will be enforced for all individuals while in the venue.
Ingress/Egress & Controlled Movement
The CIA staff and the Licensee will coordinate to ensure that the number of attendees is confirmed in advance to ensure compliance with capacity, planned movement of individuals throughout the premises, and prevent unnecessary congregation or foot- traffic congestion in common areas (e.g., entrances, exits, restrooms, concessions, etc).
Guests will cue six feet apart either on the boardwalk going west starting at the Main Gate or going east starting at the dining room entrance. COVID-19 check-in procedures will be conducted at the Main Gate and the dining room entrance. Egress will be managed section by section to ensure social distancing.
All public-facing employees and event staff will have received a negative diagnostic test result for COVID-19 using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or DOH authorized polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or other nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs) of comparable analytical sensitivity performance that was performed on a specimen (e.g., swab) collected within 72 hours of the event. Responsible Parties may also accept negative test results for COVID-19 from an FDA authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within 6 hours of the event. Alternatively, individuals may provide proof of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.
All CIA Workers must present proof of the recent negative diagnostic test result or proof of completed immunization (e.g., mobile application, screenshot, image, paper form) to designated employees or event staff prior to, or immediately upon, arrival to the event.
Individuals who have fully recovered from a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 3 months and who do not have any recent or current symptoms are not required to produce a recent negative diagnostic test result but must provide proof of illness and recovery (e.g., proof of a prior positive test result or completed order of isolation within the last 90 days).
Any individual who fails to present a negative diagnostic test result or proof of immunization, as required, will be denied entry to the event. (Proof of recent negative diagnostic test result or proof of completed immunization does not need to be retained by the event organizer.)
Sanitation Procedures/Cleaning & Disinfection
The venue will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within the venue before the event, at least daily, and as much as possible — for example, door handles, sink handles, grab bars, hand railings, cash registers, payment terminals, tables, countertops, bars, and condiment holders.
When choosing disinfectants, the venue uses products from EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19.
Staff will use disposable gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. After using disposable gloves, they will be thrown away in a lined trash can.
Signs, tape, or other materials must be used to demarcate six feet of distance between attendees while standing and walking, and to ensure any seating for different parties of attendees are six feet apart.
Conspicuously posted signs at points of egress (in multiple languages) identifying protocols and DOHMH’s four core actions are on display promoting the message to stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay Home if Sick
- Keep Physical Distance
- Keep Your Hands Clean
- Wear a Face Covering