COVID-19: Healthy & Safety Policies
Our classrooms and galleries are perfect places to get inspired while practicing social distancing! Here’s what we’ll be doing to keep each other safe while COVID-19 remains a health concern:
Call in Advance
For your safety and safety of others, pre-registration is required for tours, classes, workshops and all other scheduled group activities to ensure that the number of participants does not exceed recommended occupancy levels.
Wear a Mask
For your safety and the safety of others, all visitors age 3 and older are required to wear masks covering the nose and mouth. All museum staff, instructors and volunteers will be doing the same! If you can’t wear a mask due to a medical condition, please see the receptionist upon entering.
Please note: Arts & Education at the Hoyt reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from our staff will be asked to leave the premises. Rude or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
Check your temperature
As an added safety measure, you’ll be asked to undergo a temperature check using a touchless thermometer when you arrive. If anyone in your group registers a temperature of 100.4◦ F/38◦ C or greater, you’ll be asked to visit at another time. We can check your temperature a second time. If both readings register 100.4◦ F/38◦ C, you will be asked to visit at another time.
Maintain a Safe Distance
When visiting the galleries or taking part in activities, keep enough space—at least 6 feet – between your group and others around you! Classroom capacity has been reduced and classroom furniture arranged to aide in distancing. Table dividers and sneeze guards are in place where practical.
Keep you hands clean
Please plan to wash your hands often, and make good use of the many hand-sanitizer dispensers that you’ll find throughout the museum. Arts & Education at the Hoyt is regularly disinfecting common touch points and using enhanced cleaning procedures throughout our facilities between activities. But that does not take the place of personal hygiene!
Play it Safe
If you are feeling ill, stay home! It may or may not be COVID-19, but we prefer to play it safe over sorry! We’ve relaxed our refund policy to accommodate such precautions, but ask that you call in advance to alert the staff of your absence.