El Museo del Barrio will reopen on September 12 for visitors. The health and safety are our visitors and staff is our top priority. Please be assured that El Museo is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and New York City for increased health and safety procedures.

To ensure the Museum can safely remain open, we require that all visitors follow the safety guidelines outlined below. By visiting the Museum, you agree to abide by these policies. El Museo reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.

In addition to setting forth Visitor Guidelines, El Museo has also implemented staff health checks; established a more frequent cleaning routine that includes a building-wide cleaning schedule; incorporated enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; and installed hand-sanitizer stations throughout the Museum. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to El Museo del Barrio!

 

FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED.

All visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face covering upon entry. You will not be permitted inside the Museum without a face covering. Additionally, face coverings must be worn for the duration of your visit. CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils, and fit snugly against the sides of the face.

TEMPERATURE SCREENING UPON ENTRY.

All visitors are required to have their temperatures checked prior to entering the building. If you receive a reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, we will ask you to visit another day. 

COAT CHECK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

No large bags will be allowed inside of the galleries. Self-service coat check via portable coat rack will be made available in the Lobby area that will primarily accommodate apparel, and book bags/bags no larger than 17 inches. 

MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING.

Physical distancing is required. Visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from others and from groups. Please follow the physical-distancing markers at visitor entry and exit points as well as in locations throughout the Museum.

DO NOT TOUCH THE ART.

Please do not touch the artwork, frames, platforms, labels, display cases, or anything used to protect the art. 

WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY.

Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds and by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand sanitizer is also available at entrances and at stations throughout the Museum. 

PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM EL MUSEO STAFF.

Visitor capacity is controlled and reduced in Museum galleries. Please follow the instruction from El Museo’s security guards and other staff.

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK. 

Please stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.

RESTROOMS LIMITED OCCUPANCY.

The restrooms will permit the occupancy of one (1) person at a time. See an El Museo attendant for entry.

EL CAFÉ AND LA TIENDA REMAIN CLOSED.

El Café and La Tienda remain closed, until further notice. For local areas to eat in El Barrio, please click here.

USE PERSONAL JUDGMENT.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to El Museo. Those visiting El Museo do so at their own risk of such exposure.