CHM Extends Temporary Closure

Monday, March 30, 2020

 In compliance with the federal government’s extension of social distancing guidelines through April 30, CHM is extending its temporary public closure until further notice, pending regulatory updates. CHM employees will continue to work from a remote, safe location. We will continue to update this page with news as it becomes available. 

During this time, we are committed to bringing our community the same great content and resources they’ve come to expect from CHM in digital form. Access CHM Activities and Resources.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate across the globe, we are sending our CHM community encouragement and heartfelt wishes for good health.

CHM Response to Bay Area “Shelter in Place” through April 7, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Over the past several weeks, we have been navigating changes to our everyday life and doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As new developments emerge, CHM has been following the recommendations of government and health officials to ensure the safety of its visitors and staff.

Today we received notification that Santa Clara County, with six other Bay Area counties, is implementing a “shelter-in-place” directive effective Tuesday, March 17 at 12:01 a.m. through April 7. In compliance with this order, we are asking our CHM employees to work from a remote, safe location beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 7. The building will be closed to all staff and volunteers.

In the meantime, CHM’s digital channels will remain in full swing. We have some great content planned for our blog and social media channels throughout this month to ensure our audiences are getting the same quality content they’ve come to expect from CHM.

This is an unprecedented time as we watch the impact that COVID-19 is having on our world. Please continue to follow the protocols and necessary precautions outlined by the CDC to ensure your continued health during this time.

Stay healthy and we look forward to welcoming our visitors and staff back through our doors soon.


The well-being and health of our CHM community is our top priority

Friday, March 13, 2020

As many of you know, CHM has been monitoring the developments with COVID-19 closely and taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff. Following yesterday’s executive order by Governor Gavin Newsom and the recommendations of health officials of the State of California, CHM has made the decision to temporarily close to the public, from March 14 through March 31, 2020. Our decision to close is precautionary. We have had no known cases of exposure to COVID-19.

“In light of the escalating developments with COVID-19 and yesterday’s executive order by Governor Newsom, we are doing our part to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and have decided to temporarily close,” says CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin. “Throughout our public closure, we will continue to maintain our exhibits and work hard to bring you the great content that you’ve come to expect from CHM in digital form. We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors soon.”

CHM will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update our community. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone as the world continues to be impacted by COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we move forward during this time.  

Thank you for being part of our CHM community.

Additional Resources

Santa Clara County Public Health Department

California Coronavirus Tracker

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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