Cultural Center Reopening Guidelines

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  • Event sizes are reduced to accommodate social distancing i.e., a maximum of 175 people in the Great Court for weddings, receptions, trade shows with tables spaced 6’ apart.

  • Social mingling of over 10 people is not permitted.

  • All drinking fountains are closed and will remain closed until further notice.

  • All staff and guests must wear masks when in the building. If you forget your mask, we will provide one to you.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in conspicuous places throughout the facility for your use.

  • All restrooms are disinfected daily and during and after each event.

  • If a person is exhibiting signs of illness they will not be permitted to stay in the facility and further if you are feeling ill do not enter the facility.  If anyone in your household is ill, please stay home.

  • Signs will be posted about social distancing and personal hygiene practices

  • Renters will be asked to sign a waiver of release from liability when using the facility.

  • Entry to the building will be limited to the North doors facing the Civic Center all other doors will still function for emergency exits.

  • We reserve the right to digitally scan someone for a fever if we suspect they are ill and if they are found to have a fever of 99 degrees or higher they will be asked to leave the facility and seek testing or self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • Restrooms may be shut down for a short time during events to disinfect them.

  • We will maintain a higher humidity level than normal to stop the airborne travel of a virus.

  • All employees are scanned daily for temperature and a log of those is kept in our office.

Access to Arts In Stark Buildings

  • Access will be controlled. No more than 10 people in to conduct business

  • Any events moving forward is restricted to 10 person practicing social distancing of 6 ft apart guidelines.

  • Employees will be scanned each morning upon entry to facility for signs of a fever and if one is detected they will be sent home.

  • All employees must wear a mask when interacting with the public.

  • Visitors can use a mask or not but is highly recommended.

  • The west entrance will be blocked from the corner of players Guild to corner of brick wall with signage to direct people to the North entrance; museum visitors can still enter the museum.

  • Upon entering North entrance doors visitors will be instructed to use the wireless intercom to call the ticket office.

  • When meeting with clients, all meetings will take place in the Great Court with table spacing to talk a minimum of 6ft apart.

 Mechanical Manipulation of HVAC Systems to help with the spread of infection


Strengthen cleaning protocols

We have adjusted cleaning protocols to meet the demands of the current situation. Increase cleaning frequency, replenish cleaning supplies ahead of time, and ensure that bathrooms stay stocked with hand soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and tissues.




Health officials recommend washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We have placed appropriate signage in our restroom


Maintain optimal humidity

Evidence suggests that viruses survive better in low-humidity environments. Buildings can increase humidity via heating and ventilation systems to maintain an optimal range of 40 to 60%. We will manipulate dampers to maintain higher humidity during this time.

Cultural Center Opening Procedures

  • Following guidelines, we can accommodate for weddings of 175 people with spacing for social distancing and smaller events. Entry to the Great Court will be only by the north entrance doors until further notice or elevators from the parking deck.

  • Our cleaning procedures have increased to disinfecting before, during, and after events with certified disinfectants for surfaces, fixtures, and floors.

  • All employees are required to wear masks when interacting with the public.

  • We have opened dampers in our HVAC system to push the humidity level a little higher to decrease the chances of any airborne particles traveling, as well as treating all our cooling water with a microbicide.

  • All tables, chairs, door handles, crash bars, fixtures are disinfected frequently.

  • We have installed touchless soap dispensers in all restrooms as well as touchless hand towel dispensers along with air hand dryers.