Keeping You Safe

Irish Arts Center COVID safety policies and information
(Updated April 28, 2022)


  • Bring proof of vaccination and ID. Patrons five and older are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Children who turn five this year have up to 45 days after their birthday to get fully vaccinated. Everyone 18 and older must also present a form of identification that matches the name or date of birth shown on the vaccination record. 
    • Proof of vaccination may include: CDC Vaccination Card, NYC Vaccination Record, NYC COVID Safe App, New York State Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus, CLEAR Health Pass, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S., showing: first name, last name, date of birth, vaccine, date(s) administered, and site where administered or name of person who administered the vaccine. Photos or copies of vaccination records are also accepted.
  • Wear a mask. Everyone age two and older is required to wear a properly fitting mask over their nose and mouth, inside the building, at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. N95, KN95, and KF94 masks are strongly recommended. If you need a mask, we’ll provide a KN95 at no charge.
  • Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if you feel sick. Contact if you need information about ticket exchanges or refunds.


  • Heating and air conditioning units are equipped with MERV-13 filters in combination with bi-polar ionization and UVGI lighting to remove harmful particles from the air in all spaces.
  • No-touch faucets keep you safe and clean and all water fountains have no-touch bottle fillers.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building.
  • Motion-sensitive lighting minimizes high-touch areas and reduces our energy footprint.
  • EPA List N cleaning/sanitizing products proven to kill Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are used to clean the building.


  • All artists and staff are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and complete a daily health screening prior to arrival.
  • Everyone wears a properly fitting mask over their nose and mouth, inside the building, at all times, unless performing or actively eating or drinking. N95 and KN95 masks are provided.
  • Artists, production staff, front of house staff, and others who are in close contact with performers and patrons, are tested regularly for COVID-19.

Keeping you safe at Irish Arts Center

Our COVID safety policies have been developed in alignment with public health guidance, regulatory authorities, and industry standards, in close consultation with our peers and our people. These policies have sustained us through a period of tremendous programmatic success since commencing public performances in early December, despite the challenges of the Omicron wave, and we believe have earned us the confidence of our audiences, artists, and staff. 

As the public health environment, government policies, and industry standards evolve, we are keen to make sure we communicate carefully and effectively with our stakeholders and the public. Thank you for being patient and understanding as we work together in good faith to respond to the ever evolving environment with consistency, integrity, and sustainability. 

While New York City’s Key to NYC regulations governing vaccine and mask requirements in entertainment venues have expired, please note that the City still mandates that we require proof of vaccination for employees (subject to clearly delineated accommodations per City guidelines); we apply this standard uniformly to all IAC staff, artists, crew, and other workers on site. 

Also, consistent with our industry peers throughout the nonprofit cultural sector in New York City, at the present time we continue to require proof of vaccination for all patrons and visitors to Irish Arts Center, and face coverings except when eating or drinking.


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