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COVID-19 Reopening Policies and Procedures

Mask Requirement for COVID-19 Prevention and Protection

Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to the Museum, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask inside the building. In addition, the National Park Service requires the wearing of masks for all visitors to the National Monuments.


We ask our guests to carefully review the list of symptoms below for COVID-19 provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have had any of these symptoms in the past 14 days, please do not participate in a museum or archaeology tour until you have been tested to confirm you do not have COVID-19.

  • Had a new fever (100.4 or higher, or a sense of having a fever)?

  • Developed a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • Developed shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • Developed a new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • Experienced muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?

  • Been in contact with an individual who has been ill with respiratory complaints or fever, or who you know has tested positive for COVID?

Some individuals may be at a higher risk for COVID-19, as outlined on the CDC’s website. If you are in one of the aforementioned groups, please consult your doctor and make an informed decision on whether to participate in a museum or van tour.

We have taken the following internal steps to provide such an experience.

  • We have increased the sanitization schedule for public areas and high-touch surfaces. All contact points in the museum will be thoroughly sanitized multiple times each day, focusing on door handles, hand holds, etc. 

  • We have installed a professional air purifier as part of our proactive hygiene strategy. 

A few additional updates:

  • Library and Archives visits are by appointment only. Researchers and guests will be required to wear masks and gloves in the Library.  These will be provided by VVAC if needed. Email to schedule an appointment.

  • Guests will be allowed to bring personal water bottles inside the museum. 

  • If you are not feeling well, or if you have a fever, we ask that you please stay home. If you purchased admission online, we will work with you to refund your ticket or honor it at a future date.

12th Anniversary Fundraiser

Join us between August 22nd and September 2nd in raising $12,000 for VVAC's 12th Anniversary!


Annual Fundraising Gala

Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm
Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Our annual fundraising event
Passed hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Moscato's. Wine tasting with Yavapai College. Silent Auction. 


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