NY State COVID-19 Guidelines

As Of 5/3/2021

The following information is based on Gov. Cuomo’s public announcement on 5/3/2021.

What is Elective Testing?

Social Distancing requirements may be removed for events if every attendee provides a negative diagnostic test result or proof of immunization. You must notify your venue 3 weeks in advance.


In New York beginning May 10, the outdoor social gathering limit will increase from 200 to 500 people. Beginning May 19, the indoor social gathering limit will increase from 100 to 250 people. Any event gatherings in excess of the social gathering limits may only occur if all individuals present proof of full vaccination status or recent negative COVID-19 test result.

  • All attendees must practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of, at least, six feet from other individuals, except for members of the same immediate party/household/family.
  • Bonura Hospitality has developed our own custom signage consistent with CDC & DOH COVID-19 signage.
  • The only time social distancing may be removed is when an event is outdoor and every guest provides proof of negative test or proof of vaccination. (See what is required when negative testing or proof of vaccination are necessary below.)
  • NY State mandates guests to wear face coverings when not seated at a table as long as the guest is over the age of two and able to medically tolerate such covering. We will STRICTLY enforce this guideline.
  • Face coverings may be removed while guests are seated at their table and outdoors. When under a fixed structure, masks must be worn.
  • Bonura Hospitality has developed our own custom signage consistent with CDC & DOH COVID-19 signage.


For in-person and catered events above the State’s maximum social gathering limit, Bonura Hospitality will be notifying the health department with the following, required information:

  1. Contact Information for the Responsible Party
  2. Event name or function
  3. Event address
  4. Event date and time
  5. Event duration (including loading and unloading times)
  6. Expected number of event attendees
  7. Expected number of event staff
  8. Location (e.g. the venue, indoor / outdoor) indicated by description and/or on event floor plan.

Events may be subject to inspection by local health authorities to ensure compliance with all provisions of the guidance.

  • A mandatory health screening must be completed by all attendees, event staff, and employees prior to the event.
  • The health screening will consist of questions regarding current or recent COVID-19 symptoms, close contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case(s), recent positive COVID-19 test result(s), and compliance with State’s travel advisory.

Bonura Hospitality will be collecting the above information on the day of the event, at a check-in station prior to the event start time.

  • Upon arrival, all attendees over 4 years old must present a negative diagnostic test result for COVID-19 or proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • For testing, the following tests will be accepted
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAATs) of comparable analytical sensitivity performance that was performed on a specimen and collected within 72 hours of the event start time.
    • Antigen test (commonly referred to as a “rapid-test”) performed on a specimen and collected within 6 hours of the event start time.
  • For vaccination, attendees must provide proof of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

Any attendee who fails to present a negative diagnostic test result or proof of immunization, as described above, must be denied entry to the event.

NOTE:: If an individual who has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days receives a positive diagnostic test prior to the event, they must produce (1) proof of the most recent positive diagnostic test result, (2a) proof of the positive diagnostic test result within 90 days OR (2b) completed order of isolation from health authority, and (3) documentation from a qualified health care professional indicating, based on the totality of the clinical information, that the individual is not considered to have an active COVID-19 infection based on the most recent positive test result.

Before or immediately upon arrival to the event, Bonura Hospitaity will be collecting the following contact information from each guest in attendance, for use in potential contact tracing efforts (only if necessary).

  1. Full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Address
  4. Email
  5. Phone number

If attendee is a minor, an adult from their party/household/family will provide their information

Bonura Hospitality must maintain a record of the aforementioned sign-in data for a minimum period of 28 days and make such data available to State and local health authorities only upon request.