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Health and Safety Regarding the COVID-19 Virus

The health and safety of museum visitors, staff, and volunteers are of utmost importance to us at The Butler Institute of American Art (The Butler). Due to the Governor Mike DeWine’s order to limit and/or prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio, The Butler is cancelling or postponing all events and programs scheduled in the month of March and select programs in April. Also, though we do not have any corona virus cases connected to the museum, after careful consideration and risk assessment, The Butler will be closed to the public from March 16 – 31, 2020. At this time, The Butler will remain open to the public for this weekend (March 14 – 15, 2020) as long as we are able to continue to provide a low-contact environment with sufficient space for individual visitors to enjoy the art exhibits. Our executive leadership team is closely monitoring the situation and will announce any further changes through our website, social media, and/or our phone system as necessary. Along with the entire American museum community, we are committed to following the recommendations and guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health in a proactive manner to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

THE BUTLER’S PRECAUTIONS
Along with proactively assessing the risk of our programs and events in accordance with public health organization guidelines, we are taking extra measures to disinfect areas and contact surfaces where there is a high volume of visitors.
Staff, volunteers and visitors are encouraged to practice good personal health habits and take every day preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
• Greet others with elbow bumps instead of handshakes or hugs.

 

Our executive leadership team is closely monitoring the situation and will announce any further changes through our website, social media, and/or our phone system as necessary.
https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/2019-nCoV
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html