POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR YARD SCHOOL CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, TOURS, AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Please read COVID updates and waiver below.
COVID SAFETY POLICIES
The health and safety of our visitors, staff, instructors/educators is our highest priority. The following policies are subject to change based on federal and state health guidelines, trends in the pandemic in Montclair and Essex County, and other changes in MAM policy. “Students” and “attendees” are used interchangeably as attendees to any public program, tour group, or Yard School of Art student of any age.
Effective April 11, 2022
- All visitors and students ages 5-11 must show proof that they have received their primary series (2 doses) of an approved vaccine against COVID-19.
- All visitors and students ages 12+ must show proof that they completed the primary series of vaccinations against COVID-19 and booster if at least five months after completing primary series.
People are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
COVID Symptoms and Illness
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, or test positive at any time during the winter Yard School season, please notify Susan Cancro at [email protected] or (973) 259-5139.
Students should not come to MAM if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms as defined by the CDC:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms.
School or private groups will be asked to screen their students prior to visiting MAM. If a school student tests positive after their visit, we ask the school to notify the museum so those who were in close proximity can get tested and the space appropriately cleaned.
Face Masks, Social Distancing, Personal Hygiene
Effective April 11, 2022: Face masks will be optional for gallery visitors, Yard School students, and public program attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Complimentary face masks are available.
At least 3’ physical distance will be maintained between people as possible in studios.
Students are encouraged to wash hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitize their hands upon arrival and before leaving the museum, and after using the restroom. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum and studios.
The Ceramics Studio has plexiglass dividers between wheels, touchless sinks with foot pedals, and improved air circulation.
We are working to keep you safe and healthy, but we cannot guarantee complete elimination of possible exposure to COVID-19. By entering the museum you assume the risk of such exposure.
Please do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19.