The Cape Cod Museum of Art is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus outbreak and following the direction of our local, state and federal health officials. We currently recommend that older individuals, those with higher risks, or those in close contact with our most vulnerable populations, postpone a Museum visit and take extra precautions as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO), Massachusetts Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We will continue to follow their expert advice in order to provide a safe environment.
The Museum has a response strategy that guides the Museum’s actions in preparation for and response to the possibility of a pandemic virus, ensuring our staff, volunteers, and guests are safe, while minimizing the impact on Museum operations.
We are closely monitoring the developments several times a day and have ramped up precautionary measures including:
Advanced cleaning protocols, which increase the number of times each day areas of the Museum are cleaned and disinfected including exhibits, hand-rails, elevators buttons, restrooms, etc.
Increased supply and monitoring of hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum.
Providing recommendations to prevent infection spread including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
We take our role very seriously to be vigilant and continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and our response to it daily.
World Health Organization:
Massachusetts Department of Health:
Center for Disease Control:
This information was adapted from the Museum of Science and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) from “ACM Resources to Help Guide Your Museum’s Response to Coronavirus.”