NY Excelsior Pass Launches on April 2nd.

Get Back to Your Favorite Businesses and Entertainment Venues with Digital proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test Results. The new New York State Excelsior Pass helps confirm a person's proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results and is expected to be accepted at dozens of events, arts and entertainment venues in New York State.

Starting Friday, April 2nd, New Yorkers will be able to pull up a code on their cell phone or a printout to prove they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus that causes it. 

Attend sporting events, arts performances and more! The Excelsior Pass supports a safe reopening of New York by providing a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Think of it as a mobile airline boarding pass, but for proving you received a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test.

You can store your Pass digitally on your smartphone with the Excelsior Pass Wallet app, available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can also print your Pass from the Excelsior Pass website and bring it with you.

Businesses and venues can scan and validate your pass to ensure you meet any COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for entry. Along with your Pass, you’ll be asked to show a photo ID that shows your name and birth date to verify that the Pass belongs to you. Adults may hold passes for accompanying minors.

Once you and your party enter an establishment, you will still be asked to follow State and CDC guidance regarding social distancing, face coverings and hand hygiene.

Participation in Excelsior Pass is voluntary. New Yorkers can always show alternate proof of vaccination or testing, like another mobile application or a paper form, directly at a business or venue.


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