COVID-19 Preventative Measures at The Union

  • Union COVID-19 Community Health Practices

    1 - All Union staff and visitors who are feeling ill or who have been exposed to someone who's tested COVID positive are asked to not visit the building.

    2 - Masks are required at all times for all staff and visitors entering the building. Free masks (including clear masks) and face shields will be provided on site for anyone in need. If you are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons, please reach out to kat@u-ca.org or call 402-933-3161 so we can arrange safe accommodations for your visit.

    3 - Co-Op participation will be limited to maintain safety in the studios. To facilitate this, we will temporarily be moving to an appointment-only model for reserving time to work in the studios.

    4 - Our small library gathering space in the front lobby will remain closed, and gathering in groups anywhere within the building is discouraged.

    5 - In 2021 The Union invested in updating our ventilation systems throughout the building, installing ionisers on each system which work to purify the air circulated within the building.

    6 - Union staff will regularly sanitize all high-touch areas throughout the day, including a full deep-cleaning of all regularly-touched surfaces at the end of each day.

    7 - We will encourage visitor hygiene with easy access to hand sanitizer throughout the building.

The health and safety of each and every one of our stakeholders, community members, artist Fellows, and staff remains our foremost priority at The Union. As the COVID-19 variants continue to make for an uncertain future, we will remain vigilant in maintaining a distanced and sanitized environment for all people entering the building.

Click HERE to see a list of North Omaha Community Resources we've assembled for this time of illness.

We plan to update this page regularly with any changes. Please reach out to us with any questions: patrick@u-ca.org.

Keep yourself informed on best practices for maintaining community health and virus developments at the following resources:

CDC Coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 FAQ
Douglas County Health Department
University of Nebraska Medical Center
World Health Organization