The Everhart Museum’s Response to COVID-19

We have decided to close the Museum to the public until further notice in an effort to support public health. This decision is in line with public health officials’ recommendations on social distancing.

Though we had been hoping to keep our galleries open so that our visitors may visit as a respite in these uncertain times, we believe that closure is the best way for us to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you have a ticket for an event, which has been postponed or canceled, we are happy to exchange your ticket for a future event or offer a refund on request. Please contact the Museum at general.information@everhart-museum.org

The safety and welfare of our staff and visitors are our highest priorities. We are aware of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive and following the recommendations of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health agencies.

Museum leadership will continue to monitor the situation to assess the need for continued closure and will notify you of any updates. We look forward to welcoming you back!

What You Can Do

If you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC. 

Other recommendations:

  • Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • No handshakes or hugs.

It is strongly recommended that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places where there will be close contact with others.

People at higher risk include:
• People 60 and older.
• People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
• People who have weakened immune systems.
• People who are pregnant.

Please stay informed. Here are some links to resources that can provide more details on these and other recommendations:

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

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