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Effective on May 10, 2021 Outdoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 500; Indoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 250 on May 19 in New York. Responsible Parties must notify their respective county health department or local public health authority if they plan to host in-person and catered events. A full list of rules and regulations can be found on the New York State Department of Health's Website

Schenectady County launched a new online form for vendors and event organizers who host catered events within the county. The form was created to help businesses comply with recent guidance released by the NYS Department of Health (DOH). Local health departments, including Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS), are charged with overseeing compliance. To fulfill the state’s mandate, SCPHS will require vendors and event organizers to fill out a form for each catered event they host at least 5 days in advance of that event per state guidance. All submitted forms will be reviewed, and SCPHS will only contact vendors if they need clarification or identify a potential issue. The online form and additional information is available at

Schenectady County is the destination you are looking for to host your next conference, meeting, or event. Explore our variety of event and meeting venues that offer flexible accommodations and unmatched service. Discover Schenectady and our area partners will make you and your guests feel like V.I.P.’s…let’s begin your event planning journey today and take advantage of our 2021-2022 Meetings & Conference Incentive!

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