Covid-19 Info

CAHA CARES

CAHA staff are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except on holidays observed by the Government of Guam. The staff is currently teleworking and are available by appointment only.  Meetings are currently being held via Zoom in order to comply with the social distancing mandates in place. Because the current situation can change please visit these websites to get the latest information regarding current policies:
 

 

We hope to move into new office and gallery space by the end of the first quarter of 2021. In anticipation of this we have developed the following best practice guidelines for our staff and visitors.
 

1. Required Use of Face Coverings – Staff and visitors must wear face coverings when they are engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing along-side on or off-site, when:

  • Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
  • Working in any space visited by artist members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
  • Working in any space where artwork or food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
  • Working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, gallery and parking areas;
  • In any room or an enclosed area where other people are present when unable to physically distance;
  • Driving or operating any public transportation or transit vehicle, or private car service or ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present. When no passengers are present, face coverings are strongly recommended.

 

2. Social distancing – The six-foot minimal distance between people, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, should be maintained in the following settings:

  • Visitors standing/seating arrangement (e.g., leave vacant seats between visitors; cap guests);
  • Section of entry and exit, and other common areas will use floor markings which visitors will pay attention to floor markers and signage throughout the gallery;
  • Workshops, performances, and reception activities especially vulnerable, due to close proximity;
  • Provide safety guides and materials on walls for guest information;
  • Provide and install hand sanitizing stations near the necessary spaces for safety precaution;
  • A limited number of gallery participants scheduled will be imposed to avoid heavy traffic;
  • Capacity restrictions will be enforced for visitors entering and monitoring traffic flow (e.g., only allowing a certain number of visitors in space at a given time);
  • Establish one-way flow through the gallery and within galleries, to facilitate distancing;
  • Designate one restroom for public use, for outdoor spaces, marking trails to encourage one-way flow;
  • Elevators will have an occupancy limit of two people, physically distanced.

 

3. Sanitizing Protocols – Staff and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.  Disposable gloves and disinfectant, will be provided when cleaning surfaces. More actions include:

  • Perform thorough cleaning in areas of high traffic  as break rooms and lunch areas;
  • Frequently disinfect commonly used surfaces including doorknobs, toilets, and handwashing areas;
  • Hand sanitizers and, if possible, disposable masks to audiences/visitors, staff, and artists;
  • Staff will implement cleaning practices during their shift. Cleaning materials will be provided during working hours as part of a worker’s job duties;
  • Avoid sharing phones, other work supplies, or office equipment wherever possible, Never share PPE;
  • Frequently, disinfect between shifts or uses, whichever is more frequent, to include the following: office equipment (copiers, printers, telephones, keyboards, staplers, reception areas, and shared work stations;
  • Ensure that sanitary areas stay operational and stocked at all times and provide additional soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer when needed.

 

4.Virtual –Digital and social media platforms will be used to offer arts content to audiences, to plan for future exhibitions, hold conferences, webinars, and peer learning opportunities.
 

5. Communication – Effective communication strategies will be used regarding safety issues and policies with artists and visitors.

  • The use of email, social media, and signage will be initiated to inform staff, artists, and the public about the agency’s plans and initiatives to ensure safety;
  • Signs will be mounted at the appropriate areas in and out throughout the gallery;
  • Full public health compliance will be announced before and after arts events and during intermissions;
  • Upon arrival, there will be a random temperature check and hand sanitizers before entering the gallery;
  • Visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to visit the Gallery;
  • If visitors are uncertain about anything, the staff will be happy to assist them.

 

The GCAHA Office and Gallery workspaces must comply with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines during these uncertain times. It is important to note that the situation can change quickly. The community is reminded to only share official notices and visit the following links for the most up-to-date information:
 

 

The Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities staff and management would like to THANK YOU for your cooperation, patience, and understanding.  We hope these measures will help provide a safe and comfortable office and gallery space for you to enjoy during these challenging times.