Masks are required to visit the Riverside Art Museum. We are a community space and the health and safety of our visitors, young students, staff, and volunteers must remain our top priority. For now, this means continuing to require our visitors to wear masks. This policy will allow us to offer a safe and welcoming space to families with children who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated as well as to individuals who are unable to get vaccinated. 

For RAM special events (held on or off site) with 60 people and over, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required. “Fully vaccinated” means the event is at least 14 days after a participant’s final vaccine dose. To enter the event, participants must bring  proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of a vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. Most California residents may request a digital vaccination record at Anyone 12 and over without proof of being fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours (3 days) prior to entering the event. Masks are also required at all times indoors, except when eating, drinking, or actively speaking to a group as part of a presentation for all patrons and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, at the Riverside Art Museum.


We have been closely monitoring guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State and County public health agencies.

Please do not visit the museum if:

  • you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms;
  • you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • You have been told to self-isolate by a Public Health or medical professional.

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please visit the CDC’s website for more info.

If you answer yes to anything on the list above, please come back to visit at a later date.


The Riverside Art Museum is a private, non-profit institution. All visitors are required to adhere to the following protocols at all times:

  • Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times by all visitors and staff, with the exception of babies and children under the age of two who should not wear face coverings in accordance with CDC guidelines. Face coverings will be provided to guests who arrive without them. As a reasonable accommodation for people with a disability who cannot wear a face mask, said person is to wear a scarf, loose face covering, or full face shield with a drape on the bottom edge instead of a face mask. Masks may be temporarily removed by a hearing-impaired person and by those communicating with a hearing-impaired person during necessary conversation.
  • Visitors will be required to pass a verbal symptom screening in order to visit the museum. (Requirement lifted on June 15, 2021.)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk and in other areas of the museum. Please use hand sanitizer upon entry and properly wash hands as necessary.
  • physical distance of six feet between yourself and others is required and will be enforced; parties consisting of single households of up to six people may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times. (Requirement lifted on June 15, 2021.)
  • Visitors who do not follow the protocols will be asked to leave in the interest of the safety and well being of all visitors and staff.

Please note the following:

  • Visitor Experience: 
    • Visitor occupancy capacity will be reduced to ensure physical distancing throughout the museum and in each gallery space. (Requirement lifted on June 15, 2021.)
    • Elevators are available for single household parties with strollers, and single household parties with ADA-accessibility needs only. We ask everyone else who are physically able to use the stairs. (Requirement lifted on June 15, 2021.)
    • Enhanced Cleaning will take place before the museum opens, at mid-day, and after the museum closes. Particular attention will be paid to high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, elevator buttons, and handrails. Dedicated staff will be assigned to clean high-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas with increased frequency using EPA-recommended disinfectants.

You can see our worksite COVID-19 Plan here in its entirety.

All of our protocols and procedures are in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, even if all protocols are followed, there are increased risks of exposure to COVID-19 any time you visit a public place. By visiting the museum, you acknowledge and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Riverside Art Museum or any affiliates, directors, trustees, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury. 

We will continue to actively monitor the situation and make necessary adjustments based on public health recommendations and the health and safety of our visitors, students, and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to RAM!

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence. If you have any questions, please contact Visitor Services at or 951.684.7111.