COVID-19 Response

Chippewa Valley Museum has developed procedures to make its public spaces as accessible as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic while also reducing risks for those visiting and working inside its buildings. The procedures detailed below were reviewed and approved by the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. Procedures will change as the impact of the pandemic increases or decreases within the community. 

Visitor Expectations 

  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer (provided) at entry
  • Maintain minimum 6 feet distance from others outside your household. Social distancing reminders posted throughout building
  • Face coverings required for guests over age 2 and staff to help protect children under age 12 and all those who are not vaccinated. Disposable masks available for those who do not have their own face covering

Building Capacity

  • Adjusted based on circumstances but no greater than 100 

Exhibits and Historic Buildings on Museum Campus

  • Hand sanitizer located throughout exhibits and at entrance.
  • Log House and Sunnyview School House open upon request.
  • Ice Cream Parlor open during museum open hours and managed by Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor. Indoor and outdoor ordering available.

sanitizing and cleaning

  • A sanitizing cleaning solution approved to kill coronavirus and cloth is used to wipe down high-touch surfaces during the day and when museum closes. 
  • High-touch exhibit items will be cleaned at end of day
  • Shared spaces will be cleaned between shifts using cleaning solution

Private events and rentals

  • Schlegelmilch House at 517 S. Farwell available for rental. Guests expected to follow local health department recommendations.
  • Meeting rooms now available.
  • Private events at museum may be reserved

Changes to procedures will occur at the recommendation of the Eau claire city-county health department 

Updated 5/27/2021

    Calf is doing her part to protect visitors

    Front desk plexiglass barrier