NYS Guidance and Requirements for Small and Medium Scale Performing Arts & Entertainment

Effective May 19, New York will lift most capacity restrictions on businesses, venues, and gatherings.

  • Business capacity limits will be replaced with space available to maintain 6ft social distancing
  • Indoor social gathering limit will increase to 250
  • Indoor residential gathering limit will increase to 50
  • Outdoor residential gathering limit will be removed
  • Large-scale indoor venue capacity will increase to 30% (proof of vaccination or recent negative test still required)
  • Large-scale outdoor venue capacity will increase to 33% (proof of vaccination or recent negative test still required)

Effective Immediately:

  • Outdoor social gathering limit is increased to 500

Effective Friday, April 2, 2021, small and medium scale performing arts and entertainment event venues may reopen in accordance with NYS guidance. Venues may reopen at 33% capacity, with up to 100 attendees indoors and up to 200 attendees outdoors, exclusive of employees, talent/performers, contractors, and vendors.

If all attendees present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result or proof of complete immunization prior to entry, occupancy may increase to up to 150 attendees indoors and up to 500 attendees outdoors.

Irrespective of capacity, social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to the requirements contained within this guidance.

Effective April 6, 2021, small and medium scale performing arts and entertainment venues must notify the Greene County Public Health Department (at least 5 days in advance of the event) if they plan to host in-person performances or events above the State’s maximum social gathering limit, which is 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors, as of April 1, 2021. Effective May 19, this is raised to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors.

Fill out and submit the form below if your event will exceed the NYS Maximum social gathering limit.

    By submitting this form, you, the event contact, assume the role of Responsible Party for this event.

    Location on Premises refers to the specific location of the event — the banquet hall, the auditorium, etc.

    Events may be subject to inspection by the Greene County Public Health Department to ensure compliance with all provisions of the NYS guidance.