Starting Nov. 1, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will require visitors to show proof they have received the COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering their facilities.
“We continue to place the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and community at the forefront of our thinking,” said Olivier Meslay, director of The Clark. “Taking the additional precaution of requiring all visitors to provide proof of vaccination is the most effective and prudent approach through which the Clark can do its part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. We trust that our guests will be supportive of this effort.”
“The vaccine requirement we put in place for FreshGrass was overwhelmingly well-received, so our staff now has a playbook to work from,” said Tracy Moore, deputy director of Mass MoCA. “We’re committed to maintaining safe and healthy conditions as we approach the winter months and start to spend more time indoors.”
The Clark’s staff, its library patrons, and all contractors working for the Institute are already operating under a similar vaccination requirement. Mass MoCA’s vaccine requirement for employees went into effect Oct. 8.
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The Clark’s Vaccine Policy
Beginning Nov. 1, visitors to The Clark, age 12 and over, will be required to show their vaccination card or other proof of vaccination at The Clark’s admissions desk in order to gain entry. All individuals must present proof of vaccination, indicating that they have had at least one dose of any of the US-approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson), or vaccines approved by foreign governments, administered at least two weeks prior to their arrival. Unvaccinated visitors under the age of 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. All visitors, age 5 and older, are required to wear a face covering at all times while inside The Clark’s buildings and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Anyone who is unable to comply with this policy will be asked to visit at a later date. For further information on The Clark’s health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
Mass MoCA’s Vaccine Policy
Effective Nov. 1, all visitors to Mass MoCA, age 12 and older, must show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination (accompanied by a photo ID for visitors over 18). Acceptable forms of proof include a photo or hard copy of an official immunization record of a vaccine administered from within or outside the US. Digital forms of state or federally issued proof of vaccination such as the NY Excelsior Pass are also acceptable. Children under 12 who are not vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Masks are required for everyone age 2 and over. Visitors unable to follow these new health and safety entry requirements who have already bought tickets are asked to contact the Mass MoCA Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a full refund. For information about Mass MoCA’s health and safety protocols, visit massmoca.org/visit.