Flint Institute of Arts’ Response to COVID-19

At the Flint Institute of Arts, the safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, and staff are always our highest priorities. We are mindful of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive, following the recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Genesee County Health Department. Museums have always been low-contact venues, featuring automatic doors, high-quality air filtration systems, and abundant spaces for guests to enjoy, so we hope the information below helps you make informed personal decisions for yourself and your family.

What Is the Museum Doing?

We want to share the proactive steps we are taking to safeguard our staff, volunteers, and guests. At this time, the FIA will remain open during our regular hours. We have implemented extra precautionary measures to disinfect our spaces throughout the day. Public areas are already cleaned daily, but we are increasing the cleaning frequency of high-touch and high-traffic areas such as entryways, handrails, theater seating, and elevators. We are also providing hand sanitizers in all restrooms and in select locations throughout the building. We encourage you to make use of these resources.

Program directors are meeting regularly to review recommendations and adjust our policies and processes as the situation evolves.

What You Can Do

Although we would love to see you at the FIA, if you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Genesee County Health Department.

Other recommendations from public health authorities

  • Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands.
  • Instead of shaking hands or hugging, please wave, bow, or use an elbow bump when greeting others.

What Events have been Canceled or Postponed?

At this time, we have not postponed or canceled any events for the month of March and will follow guidelines in accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and  Genesee County Health Department on social distancing. We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and will announce any further program or operational changes through our regular channels, including our website and social media.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Please stay informed. Here are some links to resources that can provide more details on these and other recommendations: