How We’re Dealing With COVID-19

The Museum remains open.  We’re doing everything we can to make your Museum visit a safe opportunity during this massive health crisis.

In consultation with local government officials and the American Alliance of Museums, the Sharlot Hall Museum is cooperating with the World Health Organization’s guidelines for events in context with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This resource provides recommendations relevant to museums and provides guidance, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for community events.

At this time, we continue to exercise a common-sense routine of cleaning as recommended, which includes:

  • Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces in the Museum, including doorknobs, hand-rails and doorway panels;
  • Providing hand sanitizing stations and disposable wipes throughout public museum spaces and staff offices; and
  • Providing disposable wipes in visitation areas so that commonly used surfaces (such as knobs, keyboards, remote controls, vatrines and viewing handles) can be wiped down by Museum employees throughout the day.

Individuals can engage in common-sense preventative measures that are highly recommended, including:

  • Washing your hands often, with soap, for 20 seconds;
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Not touching your face – especially your eyes, nose or mouth – with unwashed hands;
  • Monitoring your health;
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick
  • Staying home when you are sick, except to get medical care;
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with tissues;
  • Cleaning high-touch areas of your home and workspace frequently;
  • Limiting close contact with others as much as possible (at least six feet)

Much of this information you may have already received or heard; it is better to repeat facts and preventative measures than remain quiet. Promote the practice of everyday, common-sense preventative actions. By informing and empowering our public with information, we may lower the risk of contracting or spreading disease. To that end we encourage you to maintain calm and stay informed.

While the Museum remains a public destination, please know that we are doing everything we can to prevent unnecessary exposure and minimize your risk of contamination while you are a visitor to the Museum.

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