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San Francisco, CA 94102
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COVID-19

The Asian Art Museum stands in solidarity with Asian communities throughout the United States and across the world who have been scapegoated for the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 and targeted with hate and violence. We also recognize that other minority groups—whether ethnic, racial, religious, or immigrant—have been targeted. We condemn all forms of racism and xenophobia, and we are committed to making the Asian Art Museum a place that welcomes and inspires everyone. By developing practices and programs on site and online that foster dialogue and connect people through cultural expression, we strive to build empathy and understanding. We believe in the power of engagement with Asian art and culture in its many forms and we thank you for joining us. We are all in this together.

 

The Asian Art Museum is monitoring the shifting developments regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak. Our goal is to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe and healthy.

Here are recommended practices for maintaining overall good health, in general:

  • If you show any signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath, and/or sore throat, including minor symptoms, please remain at home and/or seek medical attention.
  • To prevent the spread of any illness to your co-workers and the public, do not come to work if you are sick.
  • Observe good personal hygiene practices, including:
    • washing your hands with soap regularly and thoroughly;
    • using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when arriving at the office;
    • covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing;
    • avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
    • and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

FAQ

Is the museum open?

To help our community’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, the museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Check our website for updates.

Is it safe to visit the museum?

To help our community’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, the museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Nevertheless, the museum has taken the following health and safety measures

  • Regularly communicating City preparedness plans with the public, staff, and volunteers. Resources include 311.org, sf72.org and the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Posting information (in multiple languages) in public spaces throughout the museum on how to protect against seasonal cold and flu, as well as COVID-19.
  • Installing hand sanitizing stations in public spaces throughout the museum.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all “high touch” areas daily.

We encourage you to take standard precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you are ill. If you have an underlying health issue that suggests extra caution, please do what makes you feel safe.

How is the museum responding to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)?

To help our community’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, the museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

We are in frequent contact and aligning our response with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Department of Emergency Management, which remain the best local resources about the virus, how to prevent its spread, and how to align with the City’s preparedness plans.

We are also in communication with the San Francisco Travel Association, which offers information on the virus’s impact on convention and tourism activity and related City business.

We have created an Emergency Response Team (ERT) to proactively develop plans to protect and secure the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and our visitors, while also ensuring the security of the collection and building.

Where can I find information about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)?

The San Francisco Department of Public Health remains the best local resource for information about the virus, how to prevent its spread, and how to align with the city’s preparedness plans. Other sources include the:

Will the museum close if the situation escalates?

To help our community’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, the museum will be closed to the public until further notice. We will provide updates via our website, social media channels, and onsite.