COVID-19 Event Guidelines
Applications that meet the following criteria will be considered under the current Executive Order:
On Monday, March 22nd, SAPO will begin issuing permits with capacity of up to 200 people [previously 50 people]. Applicants can apply now for events with capacity up to 200 taking place after March 22nd
Event must be one block/one plaza block or less
Sound permits will not be issued for any event with a stage or video screen
Event location cannot interfere with a DOT Open Street or with DOT Open Restaurant locations
Permits will be considered on a DOT Open Street for events that occupy less than 50% of the street and for less than 6 hours in duration(Events are not permissible on Open Streets:Restaurants locations)
The local community board and precinct must approve all applications
COVID Safety Plan Affirmation must be signed and uploaded
Any events that are deemed eligible will also be required to submit a signed copy of the
Safety Plan Affirmation , confirming they will institute the included measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at the event site.
These parameters do not apply for demonstrations or religious events. However, such events still must comply with applicable social distancing and safety requirements.
To apply for a Parks Department permit, please click here