As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we are adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Visitors aged 12 and older will need to provide proof of vaccination, proof of vaccination exemption, or proof of a negative test result. Check out this blog post for information about visitation and program restrictions.

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MAG’S  PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MEASURES

MAG’S PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MEASURES

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MAG’S  PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MEASURES

(Effective September 20, 2021)

UPDATED based on the City of Red Deer's adoption of the Provincial restrictions Exemption Program

Hello museum goers. As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we will be adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. The galleries are open for visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:30pm.

In order to enter the MAG visitors and program attendees aged 12 years and older will need to show proof of one of the following:

A) Full vaccination for COVID-19 or, proof of single-dose (up until October 18) will be accepted as long as the dose was given more than two weeks prior to visiting the museum.
B) proof of a negative result from a rapid COVID test. The test must have been completed within 72 hours prior to visiting the museum. Tests must be from a private test provider and not from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

C) An original (non-copied) proof of medical exemption letter.

All staff and visitors to the building must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times.

We appreciate your support to maintain the health and safety of museum visitors and to follow the direction set out by The City of Red Deer.

Please note the following for visiting the MAG September 20-27th:
“Acknowledging that not all Red Deerians may be able to immediately access their proof of vaccination, The City will allow access to facilities from Monday, September 20 to Monday, September 27 with verbal confirmation of vaccination.” - City of Red Deer


ORIGINAL POST from September 17, 2021 (no longer applicable):

PUBLIC

The MAG will remain open to the public during our regular hours. The galleries are open for visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:30pm.

All staff and visitors to the building must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times.

Drop-in programs for adults and children (MiniMAG, MAG Saturdays and MAG Sparks) will continue with reduced capacity, with the tables spaced to ensure social distancing between cohorts, and art supplies distributed by MAG staff and sanitized after use.

Registered programs for children (Day Camps and Home School Programs) will continue at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing. Masks will be required for all participants. There will be a verbal symptom check for each participant at the beginning of each day’s session.

*Registered programs for adults* (MAG Sampler, Art Speaks, and special Lectures) will require pre-registration, proof of vaccination, masks and social distancing. Capacity of some programs will be reduced to ensure social distancing. MAG samplers and Art Speaks take place outside visitor hours while the MAG is closed.

Reel Movie Mondays film screenings will take a break this fall with plans to resume in Winter 2022 featuring past fan favourites.

STAFF

In addition, staff will be encouraged to work from home as much as possible. We will work out a schedule to ensure that sufficient staff are in the building to ensure that that the building can open to the public.

Staff experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus will stay home until they can have a test and show negative results.

Staff will maintain social distancing and proper hygiene in communal areas, such as the kitchen.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these new restrictions, please don’t hesitate to contact us be email at museum@reddeermuseum.com or by phone at 587-797-4040.

Detailed Information:

Museum Visitors

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is open for general visits with the following restrictions in place:

  • Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 5
  • Groups of visitors may only consist of members of the same household, or 2 close contacts if the visitors live alone
  • Operating at 1/3 fire capacity to allow for physical distancing between cohorts. Visitors are strongly encouraged to register for their visit in advance, to ensure that they will be able to visit the gallery at their preferred time. Drop-ins may be turned away if the galleries are at capacity.

These restrictions have been put into place following the AHS restrictions, as of Sept. 20, 2021.

If you are feeling unwell in any way please stay home and do not attend the MAG. Appointments can be canceled online up to an hour before the scheduled time, or you can call 587-797-4040 to cancel your appointment.

Drop in Art Programs

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is open for drop-in art making programs (mini-MAG, MAGSaturday, MAGSparks) with the following restrictions in place:

  • Masks are required for all program attendees over the age of 5
  • Groups of attendees may only consist of members of the same household, or 2 close contacts if the visitors live alone.
  • Operating at 1/3 fire capacity to allow for physical distancing between cohorts.

Registered youth/children programs:

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery will continue to offer our registered youth and children’s programs (Homeschool, Daycamp, Zines for Teens) with the following restrictions in place:

  • Masks are required for all program attendees over the age of 5
  • Our registered youth/children programs are already operating at reduced capacity, and age groups are split into cohorts that will remain together for the duration of the day. This will allow us to enforce the required physical distancing between cohorts and individuals.
  • Individual art supply kits will be provided to prevent the sharing of supplies and minimize touch points.

If you or your child are feeling unwell in any way, please stay home and do not attend the MAG. These programs are pre-registered and require payment at registration in order to reserve your spot, so refunds will be available if you are unable to attend due to illness. Please call us for more information regarding refunds.

Registered Adult programs:

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery will continue to offer registered adult programs outside public visiting hours (MAGSampler, Beading Basics, Art Speaks, and other registered talks) with the following restrictions in place:

  • Masks are required for all program attendees
  • Our registered adult programs are already operating at a reduced capacity in order to accommodate for the necessary amount of physical distancing.
  • For programs that the MAG is providing supplies, individual supply kits will be available to minimize the amount of shared tools.
  • All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service in accordance with the Alberta Government’s restriction exemption program. The MAG has the pleasure of serving many communities within Central Alberta, many of which are considered at risk, and this restriction is in place for the health and safety of all visitors and staff.

If you are feeling unwell in any way, please stay home and do not attend the MAG.

  • For payment based programs, refunds will be available if you are unable to attend due to illness. Please call us for more information regarding refunds.
  • (For free programs) Appointments can be canceled online up to an hour before the scheduled time, or you can call 587-797-4040 to cancel your appointment. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these new restrictions, please don’t hesitate to contact us be email at museum@reddeermuseum.com or by phone at 587-797-4040

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