COVID-19 Policies

For the full details of our COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, click here.

The Cathedral has closely monitored the course of the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020. The health and safety of our visitors, congregants, staff, and residents is a priority for all who work and worship here. Based on metrics used by the Cathedral to gauge the prevalence of COVID-19 and vaccination rates in our communities, the Cathedral has reevaluated our entrance policy. Given current conditions in New York City and nationwide, the Cathedral will end our vaccination mandate for visitors and guests as of Thursday, September 1, 2022. While this change reflects a positive trend towards an end to the pandemic, we remain mindful that COVID-19 is still a very real presence in our community and around the world.

Although the Cathedral is no longer checking for proof of vaccination for COVID, all visitors to the Cathedral are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. Masks remain required for all visitors over age 2 inside the Cathedral, even if fully vaccinated.

  • Masks are mandatory inside the Cathedral (ages 2+), regardless of negative tests or vaccination status. Masks are provided upon request.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for admission. For the safety of all visitors and the Cathedral’s staff and volunteers, the Cathedral encourages visitors to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with CDC guidance.
  • Capacity remains limited inside the Cathedral.
  • Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining 6 feet of space from others.
  • The Cathedral will continue to conduct heightened cleaning and sanitation and will continue to provide masks to visitors who need them.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists in any public space where people are present. The Cathedral cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit. Those visiting the Cathedral do so at their own risk of such exposure.

Please note that the Cathedral’s COVID policies remain subject to change as circumstances evolve. Up-to-date information will be posted here on our website if and when details change. These policies are informed by guidance and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

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