Be a Part of New York’s Safe Reopening
Get Digital Proof of Your COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test Results
Have access to the information you need at the touch of your fingertips with Excelsior Pass — New York’s voluntary and secure way to retrieve proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Excelsior Pass empowers New Yorkers to retrieve and easily store a digital form of vaccine or negative test credentials, so that you don’t have to worry about misplacing or damaging your CDC vaccination card or other paper records.
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 or add it to your smartphone’s native wallet.
Participating 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. No information is ever shared or stored – and your personal health information is protected at all times.
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.
As of June 2021, the State’s mandatory COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted coinciding with 70% of adult New Yorkers having been vaccinated. The State’s guidance remains in effect for large-scale indoor event venues that hold more than 5,000 attendees. Consistent with the State’s implementation of the CDC guidelines, proof of vaccination can be used to eliminate social distancing and remove masks for fully vaccinated individuals.
Individual businesses may choose to require proof of vaccination or take other precautions, and consistent with the State’s implementation of federal CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.
[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. At businesses and venues where proof of vaccination or a negative test is required (for example, at large indoor venues that seat over 5,000 people), individuals can always show alternate proof of vaccination or test results, like another mobile application or paper form.
Click in the following link to obtain your Excelsior Pass: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass