COVID-19 Resources for California Museums

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.

Virtual Conversations

CAM hosted a series of Virtual Conversations Friday, March 20, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. These included Peer-to-Peer conversations on specific topics related to the COVID-19 impact on museums, as well as two Ask the Expert conversations discussing the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loans and considerations for continuing insurance coverage. The Ask the Expert conversations were recorded for future engagement. 

View the Recordings

To help you navigate these uncertain times, here are some resources to inform your decision-making:

We also encourage you to participate in efforts to gather information about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on museums and empower the field's ability to recover. Those include:

Remote working tips and professional development opportunities: