COVID UPDATE 2022
September 27, 2022
Spirit of America received an update on September 27 2022, from Macy’s Entertainment Group on their Health and Safety Plan concerning COVID. We would like to inform you of their change in requirements for Parade Performers.
Following updated guidance from the City and State of New York, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade WILL NOT require participants to prove vaccination status.
As part of your participation in the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s Entertainment Group is requiring all Parade Performers to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of travel to New York. At home tests are an acceptable form of testing this year.
Upon arrival at the New York Hilton Midtown all PERFORMERS, SPECTATORS, COACH/DIRECTORS and TICKET ONLY clients will attend our Spirit of America Orientation. As part of the Check-In Process.
ALL PERFORMERS (only) will answer the following questions:
- Did you take a COVID -19 test within 24 hours of your travel to New York City?
- Was your test result negative?
- Once you confirm a negative result, you will complete the check-in process with our SOA Staff.
It is no longer a requirement to upload your vaccination card. However, each performer is still required to upload the MEDICAL RELEASE VISITATION FORM by October 15th. In addition, please bring two completed copies to NYC.
Registration will be open until Monday, October 3rd to accommodate those affected by this update. A $400 deposit must be submitted by October 3rd and the final balance paid by October 7th. Use either code to register… AddCheer or AddDance.
We appreciate your continued patience and willingness to navigate the changing environment.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have further questions.
Spirit of America Productions
August 1, 2022
Proof of Vaccination Update from Macy’s Entertainment Group
As part of this year’s Health and Safety Plan, all participants in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate. The CDC’s current guidance for being fully vaccinated is as follows:
If you received one of the following Covid-19 vaccines, fully vaccinated is determined by:
• Pfizer-BioNTech: 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine given 3–8 weeks apart; fully vaccinated status will be 2 weeks after final dose is administered
• Moderna: 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine given 4–8 weeks apart; fully vaccinated status will be 2 weeks after final dose is administered
• Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen: 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen; fully vaccinated status will be 2 weeks after dose is administered
We at Spirit of America will send out an update to all performers (not required for spectators) requesting a vaccination card be uploaded to provide proof. Details will come in September about the upload process.
Please feel free to call or email should you have further questions.
We look forward to seeing you in New York City!
Spirit of America
June 6, 2022
Hello to our Spirit of America Performers and Spectators!
We are in the process of making exciting plans for this year’s event. In less than six months we will be headed to the Big Apple for the trip of a lifetime!
At this time, Macy’s has not lifted the requirements for showing proof of COVID vaccination in order to participate in the Parade. The City of New York and Spirit of America do not require proof to participate in activities, tours, shows, etc. However, SOA must follow Macy’s Health & Safety Guidelines in order to participate in the Parade.
If you have concerns about vaccinations and wish to delay your registration, we suggest you check back August 1st to see if Macy’s has changed their protocol. Keep in mind the deposit is non-refundable should you cancel once your registration has been accepted.
Please feel free to call or email should you have questions or concerns.
We are looking forward to another spectacular celebration and ensuring safe fun for everyone!
Spirit of America