Covid-19 Access and Procedures

For the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building

Guest Authorization Procedure/Protocol

Upon arrival at a security screening access point, visitors must provide valid identification to State Police personnel who will verify an individual’s full vaccination status; this applies to all guests ages 5 and older. 

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 when at least two weeks have passed after receiving either: 

  • The second dose in a two-dose series (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or
  • A single-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) 

Personal identification with name and photo or date of birth is also required for visitors ages 18 and older. 

Examples of accepted forms of identification include a valid:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver government ID card, or
  • Passport

Proof of vaccination may include: 

  • Excelsior Pass 
  • Excelsior Pass Plus 
  • SMART Health Cards issued outside of New York State 
  • Full-course vaccination through NYC COVID Safe app 
  • A CDC Vaccination Card, or
  • Other official immunization record

Those who received the vaccine outside the United States must have an official immunization record that includes: 

  • First name and last name 
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the FDA or WHO are acceptable) 
  • Date(s) administered 
  • Site where the vaccine was administered or the name of the person who administered it

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must provide negative test results from a test taken within 48 hours of visit.

When presenting proof of a negative Covid Test: 

  • Results can be a printed copy or on a phone (e.g., digital health record or email or text message from a test provider or laboratory).
  • Personal identification with a name and photo or date of birth is also required for visitors ages 18 and older and must match the information on the negative test result.