COVID Policy

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy for NYC FIRST Events

Event staff and attendees participating in this event should recognize that any gathering poses an increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread. FIRST® believes that the best path toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic — and having a successful season — is through vaccination. We strongly recommend everyone who is eligible and has access to a vaccine consult with their physician and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

This event is not open to the general public. All attendees must be a team member, coach/mentor, chaperone, volunteer, NYC FIRST staff, or an invited guest. If team members and chaperones are not arriving at the same time, please make sure all attendees know the name of the team that they're associated with.

Prior to entering the event, all adult attendees will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine OR show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Face masks are required for all event staff and attendees and should always be worn in all event areas. Masks may be temporarily removed to accommodate eating and drinking.

There is no limit to the number of students allowed in each pit, but we ask that teams be mindful to not crowd the aisles in the pit area".All team members (students, mentors, and coaches) must be registered on the Team Roster in the FIRST Team Information System.

Please download the COVID HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGE POLICY AND FORM HERE. Please ensure you sign the form and return it to or you can present a physical copy to PIT ADMIN.

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