For the Sautee Nacoochee Center, our first priority is the safety of students, families, and visitors. We continue to follow CDC and OSHA Guidelines for Phase 2 Opening (June 1, 2020) as defined by the State of Georgia.
- Signs are posted encouraging visitors on social distancing, wearing masks, covering coughs, and not touching one's face.
- Visitor traffic flow starts at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Signs in the parking lot direct visitors to that entrance.
- The traffic flow continues through the Museum to the Cultural Center with options for exiting at the front door or parking lot side of the Center.
- Tape on the floor supports traffic patterns and social distancing.
- Schedules are set for sanitizing credit card keypads, bathrooms, and counter surfaces.
- Occupancy limits are established for the buildings and individual galleries.
- For busy periods, a system of timed admission tickets will be used. This system was established in the event the number of visitors exceeded capacity during a 60-minute timeframe.
- The staff was given the option of not working with the public. They were also trained on personal hygiene and sanitation of surfaces. Finally, they were required to wear masks while working with the public. Face shields were provided for the cashier in the Gallery Shop.
We will keep the above guidelines in place for the duration of the State of Emergency. We anticipate that social dancing and food service will be some of the last programs to be restarted.
Community contact for COVID-19 Guidelines at the Center is Patrick Brennan, Executive Director: Patrick@snca.org or 706-878-3300 x 301.