New York Yacht Club's COVID-19 POLICY
Updated December 10, 2021

Since August, when we last issued an update on the Club’s COVID-19 mitigation policies including the requirement for proof of vaccination for all members and guests age 12 and over, as well as proof of vaccination for children 5 to 11 beginning on December 14, 2021. 

With the holiday season approaching, and increasing case levels, we want to reinforce to our members our COVID-19 policies, with particular attention to precautions relevant to attending holiday and year-end parties:

  1. As COVID cases have been increasing, even among fully-vaccinated people, the Club leadership strongly recommends:
    1. All members should get a vaccine booster shot, in accordance with CDC guidelines, as soon as possible to increase their safety attending holiday events
    2. Wearing masks indoors whenever possible regardless of vaccination status (members and guests should feel comfortable doing so at Club events)
  2. New York City has expanded vaccination verification requirements for dining and event establishments regarding children ages 5-11. These are required to be enforced at 44th Street and the Club will implement consistent policies across both houses. Effective Tuesday, December 14, in addition to all members and guests over the age of 12 providing proof that they are fully vaccinated for entry to the Club properties, parents or guardians of all children ages 5 to 11 must show proof that a child entering the Club has received at least one vaccination dose. “Fully vaccinated” means that at least 2 weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or the dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., J&J).
  3. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Club has taken actions to provide a safe environment for the health of our members, staff and their families, but members should remember that there still is risk in attending larger gatherings at the Club or elsewhere and so should take proper precautions to reduce their risk of exposure, including proper hand washing, social distancing, etc.

We wish that all our members, guests, staff and their families have a joyous and safe holiday season.

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD                                               Jason T. Walsh