Safety Measures at FIAF

[Updated June 19, 2022]

The health and well-being of all our visitors and staff are our number one priority.

The safety measures below have been set up keeping in mind the current guidelines issued by City and State authorities as well as the variety of educational and cultural activities that FIAF presents for both adults and children.

We ask everyone to follow the safety measures and pay attention of the instructions of security guards, ushers, teachers, and other FIAF staff. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Mask Policy

Masks are now optional inside FIAF Manhattan and FIAF Montclair for all ages. Masks are recommended but no longer mandatory in our theater and event spaces.

Anyone who wishes to wear a mask may continue to do so.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Classes at FIAF Manhattan

Students ages 18 and older attending classes in person at FIAF Manhattan are required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination on the first day of class. You must have received your vaccine shot (both doses if applicable) at least 14 days before the first day of class. Valid proofs include NYC Covid Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card or its Photo, or NYC Vaccination Record.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Classes at FIAF Montclair

Students ages 18 and older attending classes in person at FIAF Montclair are required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination on the first day of class or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or rapid test) taken within 72 hours before each class. Vaccine requirement is only met if you have received your vaccine shot (both doses if applicable) at least 14 days before the first day of class. Valid proofs include NYC Covid Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card or its Photo, or NYC Vaccination Record.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Indoor FIAF Events

Everyone age 18 and older attending an indoor FIAF event must show a valid proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid photo ID at the venue for entry.

Children under the age of 18 are exempt.

Valid proofs of Covid-19 vaccination include NYC Covid Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card or its Photo, or NYC Vaccination Record. You must have received your vaccine shot (both doses if applicable) at least 14 days before the event date.

Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination. The only possible exemptions are for medical or religious reasons. To request an exemption, please send an email to exemption@fiaf.org with the subject line: EVENT NAME – DATE. Attach the necessary documentation from a doctor or a note from a religious leader on official letterhead. Additionally, you must attach proof of a negative Covid-19 test dated less than 72 hours from the event.

If you have tickets for a FIAF event and are unable to attend because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or been exposed to someone with Covid-19, please contact boxoffice@fiaf.org within 24 hours of the event for a full refund.

General Visitor Guidelines

Everyone age 18 and older must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid photo ID at the door for entry into FIAF. Please stay home if you are not feeling well, have exhibited symptoms of Covid-19 recently, or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid-19.

Safety Measures Taken by FIAF

  • Hand-sanitizing stations are offered throughout FIAF at entrances, elevators, and other high-traffic areas.
  • Event spaces, classrooms, elevators, restrooms, and other high-touch areas are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
  • We have made improvements to overall air quality and ventilation and expanded the use of high-efficiency filters in all of our venues.

These measures are implemented to improve safety for all, but they are not an absolute protection against Covid-19. Guests assume their own risk by entering FIAF spaces. The measures currently in place are subject to change and may be revised at any time.