Health & Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our parade participants, volunteers, attendees, and staff members are our top priorities. COVID‐19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death, and we understand the situation regarding health and safety requirements and recommendations remains fluid. To ensure a safe environment during your participation at our event, we will adhere to any current local and state health & safety recommendations. We will be implementing the following requirements, based on recommendations by the City and County of San Francisco as of the date of this notice. Should these requirements change, we will inform all participants and update our Health & Safety Protocols as they develop:

To ensure the continued safety of the nearly 1,000 member staff who make up our annual parade, and of all our attendees, we are requiring that all eligible volunteers, participants, and members of our parade staff be fully vaccinated and wear a mask throughout the parade route.

You are required to either:

  1. Provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID‐19 (you must receive your final vaccine dose 14 days prior to your entry date, or by February 5, 2022).
  2. If you are not eligible for vaccination, provide proof of a negative COVID‐19 test within 72 hours of participating in the event (or no earlier than Wednesday, February 16, 2022).

The following forms of Negative COVID‐19 test proof WILL BE ACCEPTED:

  • PCR and antigen viral test results; PCR may also be identified as NAAT
  • Test results must be from a lab with confirmation of results, including date, time and name matching the ID of the ticket holder

The following forms of Negative COVID‐19 test proof WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • At home tests
  • Rapid tests brought to the festival to be performed on‐site
  • Antibody or serology tests

It’s the responsibility of the participating organization to collect proof of vaccination status or negative COVID‐19 test results from their group members. Non‐compliance to these measures may result in risk exposure and possible ban from participating in the parade.

Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status for our event. For those that may have special performance requirements, like marching bands or singing drill teams, please see the following guidance:

The vaccination requirement only applies for those who are eligible for vaccination. Kids under the age of 12 are still not eligible at this time, so they only need to provide a negative COVID‐19 test result and comply with the mask policy. If the vaccine becomes available to kids under the age of 12 years 14‐days before our event, we may need to enforce the requirement.

Please remember, YOUR SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY. We are entrusting YOU to help us make this event as safe and as successful as possible. We recommend that the group representative keep a copy of all the proofs of vaccination and negative COVID‐19 tests from your members, for auditing purposes. And please advise your members to bring copies of the originals with them on the day of the parade in case additional verification is required.

Our security protocols include:

  • We strongly encourage you and your group to bring your own supply of hand sanitizers and wipes for your needs. Should you need hand sanitizers and wipes, a limited amount will be provided at the check‐in area.
  • There will be barricades set up along the parade route to maintain 6 feet of social distance between the performers/participants and the street spectators. If spacing permits, we would recommend that groups also practice social distancing.
  • All volunteers, participants and members of the parade staff will receive an identification bracelet. Unauthorized persons will be escorted out. We will increase our volunteer staff to help enforce our safety protocols, and with the assistance of the SFPD officers, we hope to have a safe, secured, and controlled environment for everyone involved.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us make the 2022 CNYP event the safest experience possible for everyone.

By participating in this event, you assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID‐19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the City and County of San Francisco, the Event Organizers, and their affiliated sponsors relating to such risks.

You expressly agree to comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, and the rules of the Event Organizers when participating in the event.