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.

Specific guidelines and protocols:

  • In accordance with New York State and City guidelines for large-scale indoor events, the Javits Center is now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admission to the convention center.
  • This includes all event organizers, contractors, exhibitors, and attendees, who will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the convention center.
  • 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.
  • 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 –
  • Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.