To the TIMA Community:
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As the novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, we
wanted to let you know some of the steps TIMA is taking to protect visitors,
patrons, artists, and our employees.
As this situation continues to evolve, we will closely monitor guidance from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health
officials. We will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise
to inform our decisions.
As a result, we are:
• Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitization in all of
our facilities and environments.
• Our locations are currently open by chance or appointment—as
always, our website, tidesinstitute.org and online store are available 24/7.
We’re doing all we can to make sure visitors, staff and community
members feel safe, comfortable and welcome. Regular, public hours
resume in the spring, and we will have more information at that time to
make or revise plans for public programming.
• This year, our StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program participants
are given greater flexibility in making decisions and planning travel that are
best for them, without incurring financial penalties.
• Our staff who miss work due to illness or to care for sick family
members do not suffer loss of income or other benefits.
We are concerned by this issue and we offer our deepest sympathies to
those who have already been affected. We will continue to monitor the
situation and will make future decisions based on current information and
guidelines. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, one
thing will remain the same: we will make our decisions with the health of
our community, patrons and employees as a top priority.
Tides Institute & Museum of Art
March 14, 2020