As of August 17, 2021, Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine is required to attend GEM Awards due to NYC’s “Key to NYC” vaccine mandate.
All guests must also complete a COVID-19 Liability Waiver prior to attending GEM Awards.

These guidelines are subject to change.

COVID-19 Protocols for GEM Awards

In accordance with the “Key to NYC” vaccine requirement program issued by the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, all guests will be required to show Proof of Vaccination to attend GEM Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Proof of Vaccination will also be required for all employees of Cipriani 42nd Street, Jewelers of America, Parlagreco, Inc., Star Group Productions, and any contractors.

Unvaccinated guests over the age of 12 will not be permitted to enter the building for any event taking place at Cipriani 42nd Street.

These guidelines are issued by the City of New York and are subject to change.

All guests must also complete a COVID-19 Liability Waiver prior to attending GEM Awards.

1. Eligible Proof of Vaccination (POV)
The following forms of POV will be eligible for admittance to GEM Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street:
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • NYS Excelsior App
  • A photo or hard copy of a CDC Vaccination card
  • An official vaccine record
  • A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside of the United States for one of the following vaccines:
    • AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience
    • Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD
    • Vaxzevria
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
  • Only the forms of proof outlined above will be accepted.
  • If a guest does not present POV upon arrival they will not be able to enter the building.

2. COVID-19 Liability Waiver
All guests for GEM Awards must complete and return a COVID-19 Liability Waiver in order to attend GEM Awards.
Copies will be available at check-in but guests are encouraged to email their completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours in advance of GEM Awards to streamline the check-in process.

3. Guest Arrival Process
Every guest will need to provide one of the acceptable forms of Proof of Vaccination for admittance to the event on arrival before entering the building.
  • Cipriani 42nd Street Security Covid Compliance Officers (CCOs) will be posted at the entrance to the 110 East 42nd Street entrance to screen each guest prior to entering the building.
  • After showing POV, guests will check-in for GEM Awards and check-in staff will ensure the guest is on the list and has completed their COVID-19 Liability Waiver.
  • If the waiver is not completed, they will need to complete one prior to entering Cipriani.
  • Any guest that doesn’t have POV or a signed waiver will not be permitted to enter Cipriani and will not be issued ticket refunds.

3. Face Coverings and Safety Measures
GEM Awards follows all guidance provided by the CDC, State of New York, City of New York and works closely with Cipriani 42nd Street to ensure the safety of our guests. As of 9/3/2021 face coverings are not required inside of Cipriani. Guests are encouraged to wear a mask at check in and when not eating or drinking or when unable to maintain social distancing.
Seating configurations may need to be altered and capacity restrictions may affect the number of guests allowed to attend GEM Awards.

These guidelines are subject to change.

4. Refunds
If a guest is unable to attend GEM Awards due to COVID-19, tickets can be transferred to another guest or rolled over to GEM Awards 2023. Please email all requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Guests who fail to show required POV at the door will not be issued refunds.

Additional Information
Please direct all inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Additional information on the Key to NYC Covid safety guidelines can be found here.
Additional information on COVID-19 for fully vaccinated people can be found here.