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Cultural Center opening gradually

PONTE VEDRA BEACH – The Cultural Center announces it will gradually open this summer starting on June 29 for camps, and on July 6 to the public. An incremental approach allows us to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps to restore regular operations. It also provides the flexibility for regular monitoring and revision of our re-opening plan. The best way to prevent illness is to protect against exposure to the virus. The Cultural Center will promote measures for the health and well-being of the staff, volunteers, instructors, and visitors.  New safety procedures have been implemented to ensure that all staff, instructors, students, and visitors are as safe as possible while on site. These procedures include: Promote frequent hand washing by all staff, instructors, students, and visitors. If soap and water are not readily available, people will use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Employees will be asked to take regular breaks to wash their hands. We have placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the Cultural Center for visitor use.Ensure physical distancing: We have taken measures to ensure physical distancing for staff and visitors. We are considering how staff schedules can be staggered, workplaces reconfigured, and visitor capacity.All visitors will be stopped to have their temperature taken with a no-touch thermometer, and will be asked questions related to fever, cough or shortness of breath. Restrict direct contact with visitors: As part of our Cultural Center’s phased approach, we will limit person-to-person contact, monitor the number of visitors in the building at one time, and restrict or prohibit access to certain areas of the Cultural Center.For example, we will implement online ticket sales and limit cash and paper receipt transactions. Touchless payment options are recommended. Control traffic flow: We have established one-way flow through the Cultural Center and within the galleries to facilitate distancing. The flow has been marked accordingly. We have provided guidance and training to protect staff and promote safe interactions with visitors. The current crisis is taking a distressing financial toll on cultural organizations, including the Cultural Center. Therefore, the Center asked that individuals consider supporting our programming by making a donation at 
About The Cultural Center The Cultural Center’s mission is to bring the arts into the life of the community through arts education, exhibitions, and outreach, and by honoring a donor-driven philosophy. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with tax ID #59-3238148. The Cultural Center is located at 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
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