Non-Residential (Outside of a Household) In-Person

Non-Residential (Outside of a Household) In-Person and Catered Events

New York State requires Responsible Parties to comply with the Interim Guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Effective March 15, 2021, Responsible Parties must notify the Nassau County Department of Health prior to hosting in-person and catered events that exceed the State’s social gathering limit of 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors (as of April 2, 2021).

  1. The current limit for In-Person and Catered Events is the lesser of 75% set by the certificate of occupancy or 150 people indoors, or 500 people outdoors, exclusive of employees and event staff.
  2. Responsible Parties are prohibited from holding in-person and catered events between 1:00am and 5:00am.
  3. Effective May 3, the guidance for dancing among attendees at catered events is updated, replacing fixed dance zones for each table with social distancing and masks. 

To comply with these requirements when exceeding the social gathering limits, and to notify the Department of Health, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Step 1: Review The New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Food Services found here.
  2. Step 2: Submit your form, found here, to provide the required information and verify that you have read and understand the obligations to operate under New York State’s guidelines.
  3. Step 3: Implement the required actions before your event including:
    1. Collect Contact Information for Tracing.
    2. Conduct Screening Testing for Attendees.
    3. Conduct Biweekly Screening Testing for Employees and Event Staff.
    4. Conduct Health Screenings of all Persons (attendees, employees and staff).
  4. Step 4: Enforce Distancing, Face Covering and Activity requirements during the event.
  5. Step 5: Maintain a record of the Contact Information and Tracing Information for a minimum of 28 days and provide the data to State and Local Health authorities upon request.

Questions - For questions regarding these requirements, please call the Office of Food Protection at 516-227-9717.