723 S. Valley Way
Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm

COVID-19 Mitigation and Safety

COVID-19 Mitigation & Safety

The Palmer Museum is dedicated to providing a safe environment for employees and visitors alike. Our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan plan is issued in accordance with Alaska state guidelines, and will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available and new mandates are issued. Our priority is the safety and health of our staff and community.

Social Distancing

  • No more than 10 people may occupy the building at a time, including staff.
  • All visitors will be asked to provide their name and phone number.
  • Cloth face coverings will be worn by all museum staff and volunteers. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.
  • Anyone who has traveled and not completed a 14 day quarantine or complied with state testing mandates will not be allowed on premises.

Hygiene Protocols

  1. Our bathrooms are closed to visitors. Visitors are encouraged to use the public restrooms on the north side of the building.
  2. Disinfectant soap and hand sanitizer are available for staff and volunteers.
  3. Staff are required to wash hands on arrival and once per hour while working.
  4. Hourly touch-point sanization is required (desks, equipment, restrooms, doorknobs) throughout the worksite while staff are on premises.


  1. All employees will receive a copy of this mitigation plan before working on site, and all have received training in sanitation and social distancing.
  2. Supervisor on shift will conduct a pre-shift screening of staff, and maintain log.
  3. No employee displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will provide services to customers. Symptomatic or ill employees may not report to work.
  4. No employee may report to the work site within 72 hours of exhibiting a fever.

We are working with the city to monitor the state of the pandemic, and updates to this plan will be issued as the situation stabilizes. Any questions regarding the Palmer Museum and Visitor Center’s mitigation plan, summer operations, or training details may be directed to Sam Dinges, PMHA Executive Director.