New Wedding Guidelines

COVID Wedding Guidelines For Long Island

Interim Wedding Guidelines

You will be hearing wedding bells once again under the new Covid wedding guidelines for Long Island. Governor Cuomo’s office recently announced that it would be lifting restrictions and allowing events under certain conditions. While many couples have put off planning or postponed their wedding during the COVID pandemic, brides can now begin to celebrate under the Interim Guidance for In-Person and Catered Events. Beginning March 15th, NY State will allow weddings and events of up to 150 people and with the success rate of the vaccine, NY will expand indoor dining to 75% by March 19th. This is provided that everyone has proof of a negative coronavirus test or vaccination and submits their Event Information in time. The team at Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow has been diligently working to make sure the facility is in compliance to accommodate people safely. Are following these COVID wedding rules something you can do? Then you may just be on your way to tying the knot.

Cleaning & Disinfection
Compliance Statement

Cleaning & Disinfection Compliance Statement

We’ve made updates in accordance with the hygiene requirements set by the CDC, DOH, local, and state agencies.

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout the entire facility
  • Designated Cleaning Staff for commonly used surfaces
  • Mandatory Face coverings for all guests & employees
  • Daily Health assessments for employees & vendors
  • Signage promoting face covering & social distancing
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment worn by all staff.
  • Posted Signs on how to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Additional Safety protocol training for staff members
  • Posted Signs on how to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Plexiglass guards to protect food from contaminate

 

Cleaning & Disinfection Compliance Statement

We’ve made recent updates in accordance with the hygiene requirements set by the CDC, DOH, local, and state agencies. The following measures have been taken to create a clean & healthy environment. We’ve made recent updates in accordance with the hygiene requirements set by the CDC, DOH, local, and state agencies.
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout the entire facility
  • Designated cleaners for commonly touched surfaces
  • Mandatory Face coverings for attendees and employees 
  • Receptacles around the facility for disposal of soiled items 
  • HVAC filter regularly changed to increase outdoor airflow
  • Signage promoting hand washing & social distancing
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment worn by all staff.
  •  Cleaning and disinfection schedule for restrooms
  • Posted Signs on how to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Plexiglass barriers in accordance with OSHA guidelines  

Additional Disinfectant protocols

Additional
Disinfectant protocols

In an effort to assist with the COVID-19 rate drop on Long Island, Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow has partnered with Cleaning Group Inc. to implement a rigorous disinfecting fogging program to stop the spread of the virus.  As mandated by the new wedding guidelines, a professional cleaning crew will be scheduled before and after each event to make sure every surface is treated with a protective touch barrier that is proven to kill coronavirus.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

Exposure to COVID-19 exists in public venues where people are present.  The virus is highly contagious and could lead to illness or death without immediate medical treatment.  As per the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Senior citizens and guests with underlying conditions are extremely vulnerable. As a guest of Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow, You voluntarily assume complete responsibility for any and all risks related to COVID-19.

Even though we have taken extreme precautions to sanitize our establishment, the virus can still be transmitted so we ask you to please follow all our new COVID wedding guidelines to stay healthy and have a pleasant experience throughout your visit.

* If you have had COVID-19 related symptoms, or have come in contact with someone who has, we ask you to please stay home. Help us do our part to keep everyone safe*

Dancing Allowed With
New Wedding Guidelines

Dancing Allowed
Under New Wedding Guidelines

Designated "Dance Zones"

Couples can once again rejoice in the celebration and “Dance to the Music”.  The new Wedding Guidelines for Long Island will allow guests to participate in the first dance (6 feet apart!). Guest can also “Get Down” in their own designated areas.

Each zone will be around 36 square feet in size and 6 feet apart from any other zone. Furthermore, all participants must wear their masks while dancing and cannot encroach any other dancing area. Before you start making seating arrangements, make sure to follow the rules so everyone can look forward to the party.

"Attendees may dance with members of their immediate party, household, or family who are assigned to the same table"

Designated "Dance Zones"

Couples can once again rejoice in the celebration and “Dance to the Music”.  The new Wedding Guidelines for Long Island will allow guests to participate in the first dance (6 feet apart!). Guest can also “Get Down” in their own designated areas. 

 NY State’s ruling says:

"Attendees may dance with members of their immediate party, household, or family who are assigned to the same table"

Each zone will be around 36 square feet in size and 6 feet apart from any other zone. Furthermore, all participants must wear their masks while dancing and cannot encroach any other dancing area. Before you start making seating arrangements, make sure to follow the rules so everyone can look forward to the party.

Providing a
Negative Result For COVID

Wedding guests are able to prove their negative status through an app called Bindle. The app is available for free on IOS and Android.

Bindle is easy to use and makes your COVID data instantly accessible without revealing sensitive personal data or health information.. Through this app,  Giorgio’s can validate your test results and can also see if a vaccine was administered. Users can upload their results and create a secure Entry Pass once their host’s wedding plans have been approved by the DOH.

Providing a Negative Result

Wedding guests will be able to prove their negative status through Bindle. The app is available for either IOS or Android and is completely free.

Bindle is easy to use and makes your COVID data instantly accessible without revealing sensitive personal data or health information. Through this app,  Giorgio’s can validate your test results and can also see if a vaccine was administered. Users can upload their results and create a secure Entry Pass once their host’s wedding plans have been approved by the DOH.

COVID Wedding Guidelines FAQ

COVID
Wedding Guidelines FAQ

We understand that you may have some questions about the Wedding Guidelines. Here you will find a repository of Frequently asked questions that may help you better understand how they work.
We understand that you may have some questions about the New Wedding Guidelines.
Here you will find a repository of Frequently asked questions that may help you better understand how they work.

NY state performed an experiment at Bill’s stadium during the playoff game In January allowing fans to return.  The small population of fans were tested before and after the game to monitor any link back to new Covid-19 cases.

Due to the success of the stadium test, NY State announced: “The Promise of Marital Bliss is Returning”. All things considered, we just might have some football fans to thank for that.

Your first step should be to submit the Event Information to the local health department. Do this before you begin planning or if your wedding date is around the corner.

Fill out the Guest wedding tracker list provided on our website 5 days before your event to make sure your wedding is approved.

Rest assured that we are working together directly with the state and the Suffolk county DOH to make sure your wedding will be safe and fun.

In Addition to the wedding guidelines for Long Island, a compliance manager will be present. They make sure everyone is following social distancing etiquette. Guests must wear their masks except when eating/drinking at their tables or in designated standing areas during the cocktail hour.

Furthermore, there will be floor markings and posted signs to promote social distancing. These will be present when using the restroom or any other high traffic areas in the facility.

Here is NY’s Find a testing site near you landing page.  Simply type in your zip code and find the nearest testing site to your location.

As the Vaccine becomes available on Long Island, Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow is currently working on a testing and vaccination location that will provide many incentives and benefits for all Giorgio’s Brides.

Check back in the near future for updates.

To show NY state that Giorgio’s Bating Hollow is in compliance, Our website has a portal were vendors can submit all their information.

The state requires that catering halls develop a communication plan for all employees, vendors, and customers to provide information on how we are staying safe.

Giorgio's approval badge

look for the Giorgio’s Approval Badge on your Vendors website or a green stamp on our vendor page to check if they are in compliance with our guidelines.

Giorgio’s is required to test every staff member weekly and have their temperature check ever hour when scheduled to work. 

If someone is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, the staff member will receive all the support they need to recover. Additionally, all areas used by said person will be cleaned and disinfected within 24 hours.

Additional Resources

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT INFO

Get your wedding approved by The  Health Department.

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