Guidance for indoor museums

Documents needed to open indoor museums, zoos, and aquariums during the pandemic.

General requirements

Facilities can operate up to 50% capacity for each room. Everyone must be able to stay 6 feet apart at all times, including the elevators. Encourage patrons to take the stairs if they can.

You can open interactive exhibits, with sanitation and distancing. You can reopen coat check services.

Limit contact between people

The following must still be closed:

  • Group reservations
  • Guided tours
  • Classes and events (including event rentals)
  • Common areas (meeting rooms and lounge areas)
  • Auditoriums
  • Water fountains (although you can open bottle filling stations if you sanitize)

Any items shared between patrons must be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Try to provide audio tours that can be listened to on mobile phones.

Other reopening rules

Follow rules for:

Documents

Required forms

Action required: Complete a Health and Safety Plan from this fillable PDF. Send it to healthplan@sfcityatty.org and post it at your facility.

Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol. See this protocol in  社交距離 | الإبعاد الاجتماعي | Pilipino | Español | Русский Cách Ly Xã Hội

Posters

Action required: All businesses must post information for their staff about how to report violations of COVID-19 health orders at the workplace. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. You can also download this poster in 11x17 size.

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage for their customers during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets of all the signage requirements for museums, zoos, and aquariums. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets the requirement for communicating indoor risk, for all businesses doing indoor operations.

Poster with message encouraging SF residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. All SF businesses are required to post this in employee breakrooms. In English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.

Guidance

Guidance about ventilation from the Department of Public Health, for businesses, offices, schools, faith-based and similar organizations.

Other languages: [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]

Orders and directives

Health directive about best practices for indoor museums, zoos, and aquariums.

The Shelter-in-Place Order that states what activities are allowed and prohibited during the COVID-19 emergency.