Reopening and Operating during COVID-19

With funding support from Travel Alberta, the AMA is working to produce physical and digital resources to support organizations in the museum and heritage sector to reopen and operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Reopening Guidance

After museums were allowed to reopen in Stage 1 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, the AMA published the advisory document, Guidance for Reopening Museums, to help clarify museum-specific considerations and requirements to reopen safely.

We are working to expand on and develop this document with additional information and resources about reopening and operating during a public health crisis. The updated guidance will be available digitally on our website.


Health & Safety Toolkits

The Health & Safety Toolkits are now available to order through the AMA Bookstore. Ordering will remain open while supplies last.

Health & Safety Toolkits provide museums and heritage institutions with a variety of health and safety supports. The toolkits include physical wayfinding signage and floor stickers to direct visitors and encourage physical distancing, along with free access to digital resources.

One toolkit includes:

  • "Welcome" sign with guidelines for visitors (1 large Coroplast poster)
  • directional floor arrows (10 vinyl decals)
  • two-metre distancing floor markers (8 vinyl decals)
  • "Stand Here" floor lines (3 vinyl decals)
  • "Maximum Capacity" wall signs (2 repositionable, rewriteable signs)
  • hand sanitizer sign (1 small easel sign).

Health and Safety Toolkits
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You will also receive digital files:

  • print-ready digital files, allowing you to custom print additional signage and stickers as needed; 
  • digital files for additional types of instructional signs with a variety of messages to suit different circumstances;  
  • customizable templates for additional wayfinding and instructional signage that can be edited, updated, and printed on demand to meet the needs of your organization; and
  • technical specifications with instructions for usage of stickers and signage. 


Health and Safety Toolkits Digital Signs
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These toolkits are available for only the cost of shipping and handling at a flat rate of $40 per toolkit. Organizations may request up to three toolkits, and orders will be filled based on overall supply and demand. An organization does not need to be an AMA member to order a toolkit. You will receive an email notification confirming the contents of your order prior to it being shipped.


COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions  

Under the Advisory section, the AMA maintains an FAQ and Resources Guide for the COVID-19 pandemic. This section is updated as new information and resources become available.



For more information about this ongoing project, please contact the AMA at


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