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COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

by smokyhillmuseum | Updated November 23, 2020

Capacity Limits:

  • 50 people in the Galleries
  • 15 people in the Museum Lobby
  • 7 people in the Museum Store

Museum visitors and shoppers:

  • Reservations, made through the Museum Website or via phone, are highly recommended to guarantee entrance times. Reservations can also be made on-site at the Museum, but there may be a waiting period. Visitors may reserve up to 15 slots every 20 minutes to assure that no more than 50 people are in the Museum’s galleries at any one time.
  • Masks are required while you are in the museum. If you didn’t bring a mask, you may have one from Smoky Hill Museum.
  • Follow social distancing rules and keep 6 feet between your group and other visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • Please keep your children with you at all times.
  • Use your elbow or a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Touch as few surfaces as possible.
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hand frequently.

We are taking the following precautions to keep our visitors and staff members safe:

  • During business hours staff and volunteers will wear masks in public and common areas.
  • Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer have been placed throughout the gallery for visitor use.
  • Plexi glass barriers have been installed at the front and store desks.
  • Most interactive elements are still available, but some have been removed. Other items are on a rotation so that there are fresh items every day.
  • Gallery handouts are available online 
  • We will be closing an hour early to perform additional, enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • The facility is treated with Prevent X, a long-lasting antimicrobial that provides continuous surface protection in between cleaning and disinfecting.