Plan Your Visit: 2021 COVID Policy

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Tibet House US has developed thorough operations and safety plans for reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans are forward-thinking and flexible, incorporating all the knowledge and resources made available to us by the State of New York, the CDC, WHO, and the guidance of experts in the fields of medicine, operations, HVAC, and sanitation.

Please note, that by registering for a timed ticket to enter into the Tibet House gallery, you are agreeing to comply with all of our health and safety protocols implementing by THUS based on applicable federal, state, and local guidelines.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

  • We are welcoming VACCINATED GUESTS only (subject to change).
  • WEAR A MASK: All visitors must wear masks or facial coverings that cover your mouth and nose at all times.
  • TRACK YOUR SYMPTOMS & EXPOSURE: Do not visit if you have a fever or do not feel well.
  • SIGN IN: Please have your proof of vaccination available in addition to a valid ID that includes your name and photograph.
  • RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please maintain 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • WASH your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • RESPECT our policies to participate in keeping us all safe!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:

  • We have a fully vaccinated staff that will remain masked in the facilities.
  • We are limiting the number of visitors in our spaces and have established one-way pathways.
  • We have increased cleaning protocols and installed hand sanitizing stations for staff and visitors.
  • We stay home when we’re feeling unwell.

Tibet House staff will take measures to reduce interpersonal contact through methods such as:

  • Encouraging online booking, advance sales, and remote check-in to limit hand-to-hand contact.
  • Requiring vaccination and masks as per NYC guidelines for public event spaces.
  • Encouraging and enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
  • Limiting in-person staff presence.
  • Installing plexiglass barriers.

Proof of Vaccination May Include:

Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photo:

  • Driver’s License
  • Government ID Card
  • IDNYC Card
  • Government Issued Passport
  • School ID Card

We thank you in advanced for your cooperation and understanding during these shifting times. We hope to see you at the Tibet House very soon!

Status as of August, 2021

Timed ticket entry for in-person visiting will begin on September 21, 2021. Our reopening plan prioritizes the safe return of our visitors and staff. Policy measures will be adjusted on an ongoing basis as new health and safety information becomes available. Edited and/or updated adjustments to the plan will be posted as they happen.

For the staff, our reopening plan marks its commitment to providing a safe and secure space. First and foremost, our entire staff is fully vaccinated and will remain masked in the facilities. We will limit on-site capacity. For our on-site, essential, frontline staff, we have coordinated flexible workspaces and training in COVID-19 management, and customer service. Some staff will have the option to work remotely under revised remote work policies until further notice. Furthermore, staff will be regularly updated in adherence with state guidance and new information. For all, please familiarize yourself with our “Code of Conduct” and “Exposure to COVID-19 Disclaimer” prior to your visit. We expect the full cooperation of our entire community, staff and visitors included, as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19, keep everyone safe, and make space for the performing arts field to resume activity. Thank you.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Tibet House US is committed to building a respectful and open community. Our aim is to create a space where all members of our community feel welcome and comfortable. As such, negative and inappropriate behaviors are not acceptable, including verbal abuse, hate speech, physical assault, disrespect, intimidation, or other forms of misconduct. We reserve the right to refuse service and/or to restrict access to any visitor whose presence or participation jeopardizes the welcoming and inclusive culture we are working to establish, or detracts from the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of us all. We seek to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community representative of the core values of our organization. Any forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or any other grounds are not permitted on the premises. Tibet House reserves the right, at its own discretion, to reprogram any activity and to dismiss any individuals or groups who infringe upon this Code of Conduct.

EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

COVID-19 can exist in any public place where people are present. Tibet House has implemented health and safety procedures recommended by the State of New York, the City of New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as independent experts. However, Tibet House cannot guarantee that an individual will not be exposed to COVID-19 while at Tibet House. By visiting Tibet House, you agree to adhere to its Code of Conduct and voluntarily assume all risks for yourself, understanding that although Tibet House is taking many precautions, you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by entering our premises.

We will strive to offer comprehensive and consistent communication around Tibet House’s reopening policies, procedures, and safety measures. On-site, our staff will be equipped to clarify and answer questions around all policies and procedures and ample signage, space markers, and directional indicators will be present.

Code of Conduct & Liability Disclaimer

PHYSICAL DISTANCING & PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OCCUPANCY:

Capacity within Tibet House will vary depending on the type of use.  The current maximum capacity is 25 registered individuals over a 2 hour period of time. Once reinstated, classes, workshops and  rentals will be permitted at the most recent % of the maximum occupancy as recommended by the CDC.

​​LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:

An inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 and other contagious diseases exists in any public space. In order to visit THUS, all visitors are required to read and accept the following waiver.

By registering for a timed ticket and entering THUS, I agree to comply with all health and safety protocols implemented by THUS  based on applicable federal, state, and local rules and guidelines, and I agree that:

  • THUS cannot guarantee that I will not be exposed to and contract COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, and all those entering THUS do so at their own risk.
  • I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 or other contagious diseases along with all related consequences. I agree that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims, including but not limited to claims of negligence.
  • Admission to THUS and any of its events is conditioned on compliance with health and safety protocols. Visitors who do not follow applicable safety protocols may be asked to leave the premises.
  • THUS staff, and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. THUS reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.
  • This contract will be governed by the laws of the State of New York.