Excelsior Pass

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Be a Part of New York's Safe Reopening

Excelsior Pass provides a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
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How it Works
Step by Step Process
How to Use the Excelsior Pass
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Step 1

Visit the Excelsior Pass web portal at epass.ny.gov

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Step 2

Answer a few questions to confirm your vaccine or test information to retrieve your Pass

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Step 3

Pass retrieved! Print your Pass, take a screenshot, or download the free Wallet App to store your Pass on your phone

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Step 4

Present your Pass at participating organizations to verify your proof of vaccination or negative test result

Excelsior Pass is a voluntary platform. Your data and information is kept secure at all times.

Overview

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.

Excelsior Pass is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Bengali, Arabic, Italian, Polish and Yiddish.

 

 

How it Works
Anyone vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 in the State of New York is eligible for a Pass, and there are currently three different types of Passes: COVID-19 Vaccination Pass, COVID-19 PCR Test Pass and COVID-19 Antigen Test Pass. New York residents who were vaccinated outside of New York State may also retrieve their Vaccination Pass once their vaccination information has been entered into the State and City registries by their health care provider.

If you meet vaccination or testing requirements, you can retrieve your Pass from the Excelsior Pass Website now.

Your data is private and secure with Excelsior Pass. Your personal data will not be used for sales or marketing purposes or shared with a third party, other than for the sole purpose of validating COVID-19 vaccination or test results.

For Businesses
Business participation in Excelsior Pass is voluntary, easy, and free – and entirely verifiable. and critical to the safe reopening of New York. Please visit the Excelsior Pass for Businesses website to learn more.

Check to see if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and to schedule an appointment (or walk right in) at a New York State operated vaccination site.

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