Randall Museum UPDATE 3/18/2020 regarding SHELTER IN PLACE

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Blog

Updated April 2, 2020


Dear Randall Community,

I am sure you have heard that a new Shelter in Place order was issued Monday night for the City and County of San Francisco and other Bay area counties and will remain in effect until May 3rd. The Randall Museum is currently closed to the public and all regular indoor programming has been cancelled while this order is in effect.

As a facility of Rec & Park, we at the Randall Museum are part of the Emergency Child & Youth Care system that has been put into place temporarily to help families of first responders to the COVID outbreak as well as low income families who participate in the Rec & Park scholarship program. We are following all social distancing, sanitation, and hygiene recommendations, while offering programming similar to our summer camps.

Please note:
Participation in this service is by invitation only. Eligible parents received invitations via email on March 15. For more information (including if you think you are eligible but did not receive an email invitation), see the Emergency Child & Youth Care FAQs.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will be providing regular updates to our community via email, our website, and our social media channels.

Please know that we are exercising all precautions for everyone’s safety and following the direction of the SF Recreation & Park Department.

What you need to know about the Randall Museum right now:

  • All current classes, meetings and programming have been cancelled
  • Recreation & Park has postponed Summer Camp registration
  • If you have questions about upcoming classes, we will try to answer them, but please be patient and understand that the situation continues to evolve and change quickly
  • We will be updating you routinely via this newsletter and our website homepage (www.randallmuseum.org)
  • You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and content (@randallmuseum)

How to stay informed:

  • Sign up for text alerts by texting COVID19SF to phone number 888-777
  • Visit sf.gov/coronavirus for one-stop City resources and information
  • Visit www.sfdph.org for up-to-date information on the public health situation and recommendations

And, as we continue to deal with this evolving situation, we remind everyone to do their part in stemming the spread of this virus, per recommendations from the Department of Public Health. The best way to reduce their risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or a wave hello
  • If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials
  • There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick

Finally, these are extraordinary times for all of us. Our teachers, staff and volunteers look forward to the day we can bring the Randall community back together and continue to spark everyone’s love for creativity, curiosity, and learning about the world around us.

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