Health and Safety

The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and staff remains our top priority and the Javits Center is among the safest venues in the country

The Javits Center is among the safest venues in the country:

  • It has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accreditation, meaning it follows the highest standards for cleaning and sanitization.
  • It has installed hospital-grade High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to improve filtration. The entire volume of air in the venue is exchanged five times a day.
  • Installation of hand-sanitizing stations in public areas.
  • Installation of socially distanced seating in all food and beverage areas.

    Javits Center is proud to serve as a part of New York’s economic resurgence. They are working closely with NY NOW staff, government partners and industry stakeholders to ensure operations are as safe, efficient, and effective as possible.  This includes following all New York State and New York City COVID-19 safety protocols, including the Key to NYC program.

    Participants will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or approved for emergency use by the FDA or World Health Organization (WHO).  A list of approved vaccines can be found here. 

    Specific guidelines and protocols:

    • Full Vaccination: People ages 12 and older are required to show proof they have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Approved vaccines include those authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). 
    • Children: Children ages 5 to 11 are now required to show they have received at least one dose of a vaccine. Starting January 29, 2022, children ages 5 to 11 must also show proof of full vaccination.
    • Identification: People ages 18 and older are required to show identification along with their proof of vaccination.
    • In addition, all visitors to the Javits Center are required to wear a face-covering regardless of vaccination status.
    • Masks will be provided by NY NOW if needed.

    For proof of vaccination, you must bring a valid photo ID and one of the following:

    • CDC Vaccination Card – A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
    • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization records from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. If you are unable to get this record, call 311. (Europe vaccination records will be accepted)
    • NYC COVID Safe App – Android | iOS. You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official records, along with your photo ID.
    • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus) – To use this app, you will need the phone number or email address associated with your NYC vaccination record. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above.
    • CLEAR App – https://www.clearme.com/vaccine-validation
    • Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.

    Here’s a list of some COVID testing sites in New York City:

    • CityMD West 42nd Urgent Care – NYC
      345 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
      646-518-0159
      Note: Be sure to have your ID. This site offers free COVID testing
    • MedRite Urgent Care
      521 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
      212-695-4444
      Note: Test is free for US residents only, please be sure to have your ID. If you live outside of the US, the fee is $125
    • UrgentWay Manhattan
      535 8th Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, 10018
      646-213-0190
      Note: Test is free for US residents only, please be sure to have your ID. If you live outside of the US, the fee is $150
    • Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care (Midtown Manhattan)
      715 9th Avenue, Suite 1, New York, NY 10019
      917-310-3371