WePa’s Safety News: Madison Square Garden

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This is my “Safety News” series where you’ll find safety protocols your favorite travel operators are taking regarding Covid-19, all in one place. 😊

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I’m very excited to share that the Madison Square Garden is open! 🤩

I want to break down for you some very important measures MSG is taking in order to make it safer for all of us to enjoy their arena, but first a word from them:

“We are thrilled to welcome fans back to Madison Square Garden! We want you to know that your health and safety remain our top priority, and we have worked closely with state and health officials to develop the strongest operating protocols with the goal of providing a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Planning Your Visit 📱

  • Download the MSG Venue App in advance, it includes essential resources and information about your visit, including access to your digital ticket and a mandatory health survey.
  • Each attendee needs to present confirmation from a healthcare provider of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the day of the event with an appropriate ID matching the name on the test result.
  • To facilitate contactless entry, all tickets are digital and can be accessed and displayed only via the MSG Venue App.
  • Proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within six hours of the event start time OR,
  • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the day of the event OR,
  • Proof of vaccination. It is important to note that you must be fully vaccinated, which means the day of your event must be at least 14 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

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A New Way to Enter 🚪

  • To control crowd flow, doors will open 90 minutes prior to the event, and they’re assigning specific entrances based on your seat location. This information will be clearly displayed on their digital ticket.
  • On the day of the event, all guests will complete a health screening that includes a temperature check upon arrival that must register below 100.4 degrees, as well as the health survey and proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test 🧪, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on the test result.

Inside The Venues 🏟️

  • All guests are required to wear a face covering while in The Garden, except when actively eating or drinking, which is only permitted in your assigned seat.
  • Bags are not permitted in the venue, with the exception of personal items such as small pocketbooks and purses, no larger than 10”x 8”x 6”.
  • For food and beverage and merchandise, they are offering cashless in-venue purchases via credit cards and mobile payment (Apple Pay and Google Pay).

MSG Customer Safety Protocols 😷

All guests must complete a health screening that includes:

  • A temperature check upon arrival at the venue that registers below 100.4 degrees;
  • Passing a quick and easy health survey, which will be available on the MSG Venue App 12 hours prior to the event
  • Proof from a healthcare provider of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the day of the event with an appropriate ID matching the name on the test result

MSG Employee Safety Protocols 😷

Every MSG employee working the event is also required to complete the same health screening. Other protocols include:

  • Designated entrances based on seat locations, to minimize traffic
  • Appropriate social distancing throughout the venue including during ingress and egress, while seated, and in other areas throughout the venue, including concourses, escalators, and restrooms
  • Mandatory use of face coverings, except when actively eating or drinking in assigned seat
  • Cashless transactions for in-venue purchases
  • Usage of mandated MERV-13 air filters
  • “Always-on” cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces throughout venue
  • EPA approved cleaning products readily available for employees and guests

This attraction has the WePa’s Covid-19: Safe Choice stamp of approval. To get this stamp the supplier must apply the following protocols: use of mask, social distance, temperature review, hand sanitizer, digital booking and a disinfected area. Other suppliers who applied to this stamp are: Cirque Du Solei, Orlando Magic and Extranomical Tours 😊

Click here to check other protocols MSG is taking, such as ticket information, FAQ and testing requirements.

Please let me know if you have any specific questions, so I can address them to the MSG team :)

See you next time! Travel safe!

The purpose of this article is to provide information about safety measures this supplier is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic landscape, based on information they shared with WePlann. Please note that the information published here is intended for informational purposes only. While every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information, WePlann cannot guarantee that this post is free of inaccuracies and reflects the most up-to-date versions.

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