As of today, the ZACC will be closed while staff awaits coronavirus testing results. A summer volunteer has recently tested positive for COVID-19, and though this person has not been in the building since June 26, and the Missoula County Health Department directed us to continue as usual and not undergo any asymptomatic testing, we have chosen to be extremely cautious and test all staff and volunteers prior to reopening.
Our policies and procedures kept this person from accessing the main public area of the ZACC, including the Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studio and the Main Gallery. Any members of the public who came to the ZACC to paint, or to view art, would have had no contact and have no reason to worry. All staff members and volunteers have been assigned to separate portions of the building and camps have been kept small in size and distanced from one another. Because of this, if your family has participated in summer camps, you also needn't worry. We have contacted those who would have had any connection with this individual. In addition to our distancing policies, the ZACC has kept a strict mask policy since reopening after the government mandated stay-at-home order, and all persons in the building have been required to wear masks at all times.
The Architectural Impressions series, including the Gallery Opening scheduled for tomorrow evening and the Drink & Draw on the Western Cider patio scheduled for next Wednesday, July 15, are in the process of being rescheduled. The Tracy Hall Art Opening in the Blackfoot Communications Gallery is also being rescheduled. If you were planning on attending one of these events, please stay tuned for updates!
The ZACC takes the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and patrons very seriously. We feel the need to take these measures out of an abundance of caution. Thank you for your support, Missoula. We hope to see you again soon.
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