COVID-19 Resources

OSHA Officially Withdraws Vaccine, Testing Mandate for Large Employers
On January 25, 2002,, following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that mandated employers with 100+ employees to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially withdrew the ETS. You can see the full notice here. In the announcement, OSHA stated that “[it] is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule.” Given the breadth of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion with regard to OSHA’s ability to promulgate such a mandate, it will be interesting to see if OSHA does attempt to revive the mandate through a non-ETS regulatory process. You can read the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision here

Looking for information on mandating vaccinations in your museum workplace?  Download An Employer Playbook for the COVID "Vaccine Wars" at for all the areas you need to consider. 

You can purchase ($10 or $15) from the American Alliance of Museums a Reopening Starter Kit for Museums

Free Reopening Museums: An Interactive Planning Tool

A huge thanks to Vann & Associates for developing a High-Touch, Deep Clean Areas Identified For Museums Infographic your museum can post to let the public know you are keeping a sanitary environment as well as a Museum Entrance Sign.  Download both signs here.

The Oklahoma Museums Association has compiled information in the document, Museum Open to the Public Guideline Considerationswhich includes ideas to demonstrate a museum's commitment to provide a comfortable, safe, and healthy space for visitors and staff.

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has released Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-Engagement on reopening your nonprofit museum. There are several great sections including Operations and Workplace Readiness, Human Resource Considerations, Board Governance, Communications and Public Relations, Events and Donor Engagement and more.  Download the FREE Re-Engagement Document, which the Oklahoma Museums Association was honored to be a part of developing. 

In addition, American Alliance of Museums has posted Considerations for Museum Reopenings here

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has confirmed the following regarding museums and Governor Stitt's plan to reopen the economy. The overall plan can be found here and museum specific museum information can be found here

The Oklahoma Arts Council has developed Operating During COVID-19: Considerations for Oklahoma Nonprofit Arts OrganizationsIt presents a wide range of factors for organizations to consider as they begin planning for reconvening staff and potentially organizing arts programs for members of the public.

Public Health Information and State of Oklahoma Information

Resources for Museums


#MuseumsFromHome and Teacher Resources We know that visiting a museum in person is preferable and an awesome experience but not always possible.  Oklahoma museums have been creative in bringing their museums to the public through a variety of virtual programs and engagements.  You can find the growing list of Oklahoma #MuseumsFromHome activities as well as teacher resoures here.