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With corporate, social events, and weddings beginning to start back up again, it’s definitely time to celebrate. But despite social distancing restrictions being lifted, it’s important to keep your guard up when it comes to staying safe from COVID-19. If you are hosting a special event during the pandemic, safety measures are still recommended. Here are some tips for staying safe during the pandemic at your event.

Encourage Masks and Vaccines

While not everyone will choose to get vaccinated, subtly encouraging guests to do so before your event can help save lives. You may also encourage unvaccinated guests to wear masks right in your invitations. Wording might include “Mask wearing is encouraged, however vaccinated guests are welcome to go mask free. We kindly ask that unvaccinated guests wear a mask,” or something along those lines.

Inquire About Staff

Ask your venue what safety measures the staff will be taking at your special event. Will there be extra cleaning, glove and mask wearing, and temperature checks for each staff member before your event? Each venue will be different, but you can be sure that at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC we are happy to work with you to ensure the highest level of safety for your guests.

Provide PPE

Inevitably, some guests will forget their masks, or change their mind at the last minute about going mask free, so providing guests with complimentary masks and gloves throughout the venue is a thoughtful idea. You can also provide hand sanitizer stations.

Take Temperatures

If you are concerned about guests who are not feeling well entering the venue, you may ask that they take their temperature first. Again, a note about this in the invitation will prevent any surprises at the door, and guests who do not feel comfortable having their temperature taken can opt to stay home.

Watch the Numbers

Following the number of new COVID-19 cases in your area, the area of the venue, and the area where a majority of your guests hail from can potentially head off a bad situation at your event. If numbers are escalating in your area, it may be a good idea to either ramp up your safety efforts, or postpone your event to a time when cases are lower.

Table Service

While buffet style dining is always fun, offering table service to your guests is a safer way of serving food. Our in-house catering team can staff your event with waitstaff to help deliver food to your guests without requiring the use of communal serving stations.

QR Codes

Instead of printing out paper menus, consider having a QR code designed so guests can use their phone to peruse your dinner menu. You can even do this for event programs, and add fun photos to the QR code. This will cut down on paper waste, too!

These precautions are just a few ideas for safety measures that can be implemented at your special event. We are happy to work with you to help you promote health and safety here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360°. To learn more about our safety measures and our venue, please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today.