Hello Friends & Patrons,

Welcome back to The Carr Center. We understand these have been unprecedented times, and the COVID-19 pandemic may have presented you and your family with difficult challenges. It is good to see you back again!

In keeping with the guidelines of the State, CDC, and WHO, as well as industry and community standards, the following COVID-19 protocols are being observed at The Carr Center.

  • Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are optional for all indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • The Carr Center asks that you stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if you have come in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you are waiting for test results.
  • Entrances and exits to all events will be clearly designated.
  • These policies apply to all performers, personnel and guests.

A broader toolkit has also been developed and includes in-depth guidelines for COVID-19 related safety procedures, operating measures and training, including such items as:

  • Installation of hand sanitizing dispensers and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.
  • Placing signage to remind everyone of proper preventative measures.
  • Providing information regarding social distancing, personal hygiene and self-health assessments.

Stay healthy and safe,
Oliver Ragsdale, Jr.

COVID-10 Safety and Wellness Toolkit
Created in conjunction with NSF International
Adopted June 30, 2020
Updated October 14, 2021

1.1 Staff Protocols
Carr Center Activities:

  • All staff members are fully vaccinated
  • Face masks/face shields recommended while on premises 
  • Frequent hand sanitizing
  • Required not to come to work if feeling sick
  • Regular updates on status of virus in the community and facility
  • Serve as role models for visitors
  • If a staff person tests positive, staff will self isolate for 7 days.  
  • Staff will be provided with all procedures and expectations.

2.1 Visitor Protocols
Carr Center Activities

  • Facial coverings recommended by all visitors
  • Sanitize Hands frequently
  • Stay home if sick
  • Signage will greet and direct visitors

3.1 Facility people flow
Carr Center Activities:

  • Establish traffic flow patterns for each exhibition including “view stations,”  and pathways.

4.1  Capacity Management
Carr Center Activities:

  • Institution of timed ticketing procedure to reduce lines at the gallery
  • Properly distance or remove seating, depending on the situation

5.1 Cleaning
Carr Center Activities:

  • Require the use of proper PPE during the cleaning process
  • Daily cleaning and disinfection of space including desk, floors, doors handles and other high touch surfaces
  • Use of EPA-approved disinfectants 
  • Weekly deep cleaning of floors and walls

5.2 Identification of High Touch Surfaces
Carr Center Activities:

Identify high-touch surfaces and how they should be cleaned and disinfected
Daily cleaning and disinfection of all high touch surfaces in the gallery
Install hand sanitizer stations.

5.3  Filtration
Carr Center Activities:

Install and regularly change MERV level 13 or higher filter in the furnace