Programs and Events
All public events and programs through April 13 have been cancelled. We will post any announcements about rescheduled events at a later date. Private rentals and tours will be discussed on a case by case basis. If you had a rental or tour scheduled before April 13, please make sure to contact us to determine if you will need to cancel or schedule.
AAMI staff will be primarily working from home during our closure. If you need to contact a staff member, please do so by using their business email address. We discourage calling or leaving voicemails at this time, as it may be difficult for staff to respond to calls.
As part of our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the AAMI is providing patrons with access to hand sanitizer, hanging CDC posters regarding prevention techniques in public areas, and increasing our sanitation efforts. During our closing, we will evaluate if any additional measures are necessary and notify the public about any additional steps we plan to take.
COVID-19 Health Risk
We would like to stress that at this time reports indicate that the risk to healthy individuals under 60 remains low. Prevention measures are currently being taken in Iowa and across the country because individuals at low risk may be unaware that they have contracted the novel corona virus pass the virus to those at greater risk. In order to reduce the burden on our healthcare system and ensure that those who need treatment will be able to receive it, it is important to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Even if you are at low risk as an individual, engaging in social distancing can help to protect members of your community at a higher risk.
All individuals are being asked to engage in common preventative measures such as covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm/elbow, cleaning your hands frequently with soap and water, and containing germs by staying home when ill. It is normal to feel some anxiety about a new virus, and the Iowa Department of Public Health has posted suggestions for dealing with that anxiety. The AAMI would like to encourage our patrons to take reasonable preventive measures and to look for information from reputable sources.
Center for Disease Control
Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County Public Health
World Health Organization