Like many of our community partners, the NACC is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on arts and cultural activity in Western New York. The NACC will be closed to the public and visitors, all planned events for Spring and Summer 2020 are postponed or cancelled. Tenants will continue to have access to the building, however the NACC office will remain closed to tenants and visitors, unless by appointment. Please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or call us at (716) 282-7530.
We recommend following information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health, and Erie County Health Department. Please continue to check back for updates on events, cancellations, closures, and other important information.
Who to Contact:
Call Us: 10:00am-12:00pm, Monday through Friday, call (716) 282-7530 x 0
Building / Maintenance / Rent: Doug@thenacc.org
General Information: Info@thenacc.org
Website / Promotions: Rachel@thenacc.org
Finance / Billing: Serge@thenacc.org
COVID-19 Policy Updates:
- 5/15/2020: NACC begins preparing for robust Fall catalogue of events and programs, while we expect to open to the public again this Fall, we will continue planning to provide arts and cultural opportunities either digitally or in-person, or in some hybrid form. In short, please continue to check our website and social media for updates on digital events.
- 5/1/2020: Stages Summer Camp is cancelled for 2020, please check back for special announcements on programs you can do from home.
- 4/15/2020: Beyond the Barrel and all summer exhibits are cancelled until further notice. All events remain cancelled until further notice.
- 4/10/2020: ALL tenants and staff are REQUIRED to wear masks in public areas of the building.
- 4/1/2020: NACC ensures new sanitation policies, increases availability of hygiene products. All tenants and staff are encouraged to wear masks in the building.
- 3/18/2020: NACC is closed to all Visitors, Guests, and Public. NACC Remains Open to Tenants. Non-essential staff transitioned to Teleworking, essential staff continues to report.
The health and safety of our Tenants and Staff is our top priority, and we are writing to update you on the most current recommendations of local, state, and federal health authorities regarding health risks associated with COVID-19.
In partnership with the NYS, Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the district is working to ensure local businesses are safe. Based on what we’ve seen in affected countries, COVID-19 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness and children seem to be less likely to become ill. The virus appears to be transmitted through person-to-person contact and health authorities expect more cases may occur in the Niagara Region because of the proximity to Canada and the tourists visiting here.
Practicing basic hygiene such as washing your hands regularly with soap is the best way to stop the transmission of the virus. If you’re sick, stay home. NACC tenants & their Visitors and Staff who have traveled to a location with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their return date. Additional tips are as follows:
· Practice good hygiene.
· Wear a facemask
· Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is best, especially if they are visibly dirty. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is a suitable alternative.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Stay home when you are sick. Consider checking yourself in the morning for a fever.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. Additionally, it is recommended if a tissue is not available, that you sneeze or cough into your arm instead of your hands.
· According to local health authorities, no special disinfection products or methods are recommended at this time.
For more information, please contact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What to do if you are sick” . Anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath should consult their health care provider and stay home until their symptoms resolve.
The NACC has ordered additional cleaning materials, wipes, and sanitizers and will be available to our cleaning staff as soon as possible, in addition to performing routine cleaning and ensuring the building continues to be stocked with cleaning supplies. We will continue to sanitize door handles, handrails, and surfaces that are in highly trafficked areas.
And finally, COVID-19 does not distinguish between race, nationality, or geographic borders. Stigma and discrimination against the afflicted discourages early reporting of symptoms and further perpetuates community spread. For the most reliable information, please visit. https://www.cdc.gov/
Thank you for your cooperation.