Covid 19 testing is required for any indoor social gathering over 100 people and any outdoor social gathering over 200 people. NYS does have FREE testing sites in every county. Make sure you check out the site beforehand to make sure it is a FREE site.
The venue will be requiring that EVERY person (attendee/event staff, etc) show proof of a negative diagnostic test result for COVID-19 - approved by the FDA.
The following tests need to be taken within 72 hours of the event start time.
PCR - polymerase chain reaction
NAATs - nucleic acid amplification test
Responsible Parties may also accept negative test results for COVID-19 from a FDA authorized antigen test (Rapid) performed on a specimen collected within 6 hours of the event start time. Provided, however, such antigen testing must meet all requirements and standards set forth by DOH, including timely and complete reporting of results to the Department’s Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS).
The only way to bi pass testing is to show proof of receiving the complete vaccine at least 14 days prior to event.
Click on the link to find a testing site near you!
Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov.