NEW YORK 2022 COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

UPDATED NOVEMBER 19, 2021

We are thrilled that we will be able to see the restaurant show community in New York. It’s been far too long, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone.

Rest assured, the health and safety of all our attendees, exhibitors, and staff is and will always be our top priority at the International Restaurant and Foorservice Show of New York. We are following CDC as well as state and county guidelines, and at present, these are the COVID-19 precautions we and everyone who attends the show are required to undertake in order to promote a safe experience.

Please keep in mind that we are constantly reviewing and reevaluating precautions and protocols as they relate to the current COVID-19 situation which continues to change rapidly. These precautions are mandated by Metro and the OCC and are as of this moment in time. We encourage you to revisit this page prior to traveling to the show for updates.

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIRED

All attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, crew, and all others entering the Javits Center for the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York must show proof of vaccination. This is per the City of New York’s Key to NYC initiative in place across all restaurants, museums, theaters, and all other indoor venues throughout New York City.

Your proof of vaccination must show that you have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or WHO. You can attend immediately after your first dose.

Proof of vaccination accepted includes:
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • Excelsior Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card
  • NYC Vaccination Record
  • Official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
If showing a Vaccination Card or Report, either your physical card or a photocopy or digital image on your smartphone will be accepted.

Your proof of vaccination will be checked once upon your first arrival to the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, after which you will be given a wristband confirming your vaccination status has been verified. Keep this wristband on all weekend, and show it at the entrance during any additional arrivals to bypass the vaccination check.

FACE COVERINGS

All attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, crew, and all others entering the Javits Center must wear masks while at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, and please see the City of New York’s recommendations for preferred face coverings.

All face coverings must properly cover your nose and mouth. A mesh mask is not an acceptable face covering. A face shield is not an acceptable substitute for a mask.

Face coverings can be removed when eating or drinking and by panelists while socially distanced on stage, but face coverings must be worn at all other times at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York – including when taking part in any photographs.

Staff will be checking this throughout the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, so please be sure to keep your approved face covering on at all times.

FURTHER HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

The following measures are being taken by the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York and/or the Javits Center…
  • Installation of specialized - hospital-grade air filters to improve air quality and reduce any air contaminants in the Javits Center.
  • More space - The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York is renting an additional 161,000 sq ft of space for the first time to further provide distancing between features and attendees.
  • Widened aisles - The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York typically features 10 feet aisles in the expo hall. This year, aisles are widened to an average of 15 feet to allow for more space between features and attendees.
  • Increase sanitization - Increased sanitization teams from the Javits Center throughout the weekend cleaning the building.
  • Increased hand sanitizers and signage - Heavy distribution of hand sanitizers throughout the building and messaging around proper hygiene.

The Javits Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for facilities implementing strict infectious disease protocols in today’s environment. To achieve the GBAC STAR, Javits has demonstrated achievements in 20 core elements, from standard operating procedures to personal protective equipment. Learn more at gbac.issa.com.

MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

Should our vaccination and mask policy not be a match for you this year, we encourage you to enjoy the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York online at home through Facebook and Instagram where we’ll be posting more than ever, and we welcome you to engage as part of the restaurant and foodservice community on our social pages. We, unfortunately, cannot allow anyone into the Javits Center without vaccinations or face coverings. The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York is a large gathering, and vaccinations and face coverings are required for the health and safety of all participants.

We thank you for your support and apologize that this year’s the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York may not be a match for all our audience. 

GENERAL WELLNESS

We ask that all attendees self-evaluate prior to coming to the show in order to protect others at the event. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not enter the Javits Center.

As COVID-19 news changes rapidly, we recommend you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Facebook / Instagram) to be the first to receive new information. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at thefoodshows@clarionevents.com

FURTHER UPDATES

These policies are as of November 19, 2021, and they will be updated as new guidance becomes available. As COVID-19 news changes rapidly, we recommend you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Facebook / Instagram) to be the first to receive new information.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at thefoodshows@clarionevents.com

REFUND POLICY

The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York is not able to provide refunds. However, we certainly don’t want you to come to the show if you are feeling unwell! In this case, stay home and immediately reach out to info thefoodshows@clarionevents.com to let us know your situation so we can work with you on a solution that keeps everyone safe.