In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, California museums are taking immediate action to protect the health and well-being of their visitors, volunteers, and staff. Although public safety is the highest priority, CAM is deeply concerned about the financial recovery of museums in the aftermath of this viral outbreak.
CAM has compiled a number of resources to support California museums in these challenging times (see below). Our association has also been actively sending letters to members of the California congressional delegation asking for relief funding for museums and nonprofit organizations. On Monday, March 16, 2020, a statement was distributed to all California legislators asking them to ensure that museums are included in COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus packages.