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 50 people (as of February 24, 2021).

  • The current limit for In-Person and Catered Events is the lesser of 50% set by the certificate of occupancy or 150 people, exclusive of employees and event staff.
  • Responsible Parties are prohibited from holding in-person and catered events between 12:00am (midnight) and 5:00am.

To comply with these requirements 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:
    • Collecting Contact Information for Tracing.
    • Conducting Screening Testing for Attendees.
    • Conducting Biweekly Screening Testing for Employees and event Staff.
    • 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 Safety at 516-227-9717.