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Health Requirements

All attendees 12 and over* must provide one of the following at check-in:

  1. proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine;
  2. results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of check-in; or
  3. an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of check-in.

You will be required to show this documentation along with a photo ID. At check-in, approved individuals will receive a wristband for entry. A photo, photocopy, or screenshot, or an electronic device is acceptable. This documentation will provide access but will not be collected for record-keeping.  

* Children under 12 – no documentation required; must remain masked indoors and outdoors regardless of distancing.

Proof of Vaccination

For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. Card must include name, vaccine brand, lot #, dose dates, and the site administrator.

  • Official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. Documentation must include at a minimum: name, vaccine brand, dose dates, along with the name of the certifying agency providing the immunization record. International documentation must be translated into English, including your name.

  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID.

  • NYS Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus): Android | iOS

  • Cornell students, staff, and faculty can present proof of verification using Cornell University Daily Check page showing name and Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination.

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, rapid PCR, NAAT, or antigen) must include:

  • The name of health care facility or testing program providing the result
  • Your name matching photo identification presented at boarding
  • Date and time the sample was taken
  • Testing methodology (PCR, rapid PCR, NAAT, or antigen)
  • Result of “negative” or “not detected”