To provide the safest and the best experience possible for everyone attending our Gala, ICL is doing everything we can to follow the current COVID-19 capacity rules and guidelines from the State, the City of New York, CDC and the Plaza Hotel.

All guests above the age of 5 years old must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before May 19, 2022.

At check-in, guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID (for Gala guests 18 years of age or older). In addition, all guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult. 

Please do not attend this event if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or have been in close contact with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. We encourage guests and staff to perform a Rapid Test the day of the Gala and proceed accordingly. The kits are free and readily available at public library branches in all boroughs.

In addition to the precautions mentioned above, guests and ICL staff are encouraged to wear masks at their discretion while inside the hotel. The Plaza Hotel’s staff will be wearing masks throughout the event.