Ninepipes Museum will open to the public on July 2nd, 2020 with the following restrictions in place.

Plexiglass panels will be installed at the front desk.

  • Signs will be posted advising visitors who are vulnerable or have underlying health conditions not to enter the museum at this time, and all visitors are encouraged to wear masks and gloves while inside the facility, and to use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Visitors to the museum will be required to sign in with their full name, hometown and contact information. This will enable tracking in the event that there is a spike in cases of COVID-19.
  • Visitors will only be permitted to enter through the front door, where a sign-in station will be located directly inside the entry.
  • There will also be a hand sanitizing station located inside the front entry, which visitors will be required to utilize upon entering the facility.
  • Ninepipes Museum reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who is actively coughing or sneezing and is not wearing a mask and gloves.
  • Visitors wishing to purchase items are requested to do so through credit or debit cards to minimize handling money, but a visitor who only has cash or checks will not be refused a purchase.
  • During this stage, Ninepipes Museum will allow visitors to enter and exit the facility up to 25 people with social distancing measures in place.
  • All visitors not in a group such as a family group must maintain a social distance of six feet while in the facility.
  • Scheduled tour groups larger than 15 people not in a family group remain prohibited from entering at the same time. Limited audio tours may resume.
  • Hands on exhibits in the museum will be removed from public access if possible. Signage will be placed in the museum restricting visitors from touching surfaces and displays.


  • Staff and volunteers must monitor their temperatures daily, with a temperature of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit serving as grounds for exclusion from the building.
  • All staff and volunteers are required to clean and disinfect hands/gloves often, and wear masks when helping customers.
  • Employees and volunteers will continue to wipe down and disinfect surfaces as often as possible, and restrooms must be cleaned and disinfected daily.
  • Staff will not store personal food in the gift shop refrigerator.
  • Gloves should be disinfected with hand sanitizers frequently, especially before and after working in another staff area. Workers must wash hands or gloves for at least twenty seconds with warm, soapy water immediately upon entering the facility.
  • Workers will disinfect door handles and surfaces in work and public spaces frequently each day, including handrails.
  • Staff/volunteers are asked to clean and disinfect restrooms at least twice daily or after heavy public use. Restroom floors should be cleaned with disinfectant daily.
  • Each staff member will be responsible for thoroughly disinfecting all surfaces in their work stations, individual and common eating areas, and utensils (e.g., dishes, silverware, microwave, coffee maker, etc.) daily.
  • Volunteers/staff will be required to work in their respective work areas as much as possible. Staff will be required to maintain a distance of six feet from each other or wear masks.  Gloves should be worn when sharing work spaces and frequently sanitized.