With Toy Fair New York just a month away, the showâ€™s organiser the U.S. Toy Association is continuing to work in accordance with all city, state, and venue regulations to ensure a safe environment for attendees to explore and do business.
Toy Fair New York, which takes place from February 19 to February 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will follow the cityâ€™s indoor activity guidelines and the venueâ€™s own policy requiring proof of vaccination for admission to events.
â€œWe know how eager the global play community is to come back together live and in person at Toy Fair,â€ said Kimberly Carcone, senior vice president of global market events at the U.S. Toy Association. â€œAnd while we are focused on offering our guests even more opportunities to connect, engage, and learn, our number one priority continues to be the health, safety, and security of all Toy Fair participants.â€
In addition to adhering to all state and local guidelines and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for masking and other safety protocols, the U.S Toy Association is providing international guests with the following information to help plan ahead:
- Upon entry to Toy Fair, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, along with photo ID. Participants are highly encouraged to download the NYC COVID Safe app and complete the Photo ID and Vaccine Verification before arriving at Toy Fair New York to expediate the process.
- Guests can feel confident in the precautions being taken by the Javits Center, which has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accreditation for implementing the industryâ€™s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the coronavirus. The Center has also installed hospital-grade High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to improve air filtration and ventilation. The entire volume of air within the building is completely changed five times per day.
- When booking your hotel for Toy Fair New York, be sure to check the COVID-19 requirements with the hotel of your choosing. Many New York City hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities have their own requirements regarding proof of vaccination.
- The New York Marriott Marquis, venue of the Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) which take place on February 18, will require proof of vaccination (with a valid form of identification) for admission, in accordance with New York City policy.
To stay informed about the latest news, programming, and safety protocols at Toy Fair, visit www.ToyFairNY.com.