(updated 8/22/22)

By entering the ICA or ICA Seaport Studio, all teens and adults agree to comply with current City and State regulations. Read more about Boston's response to the pandemic and the Commonwealth's current guidelines. All teens and adults are personally responsible for their safety and actions.

Are masks or face coverings required?

Face coverings are optional for ICA visitors, including within the ICA’s education spaces, in accordance with City of Boston guidelines. 

Is physical distancing required?

Physical distancing is not required at this time.

Will there be Covid-19 testing?

The ICA is not offering Covid-19 testing. The City of Boston partners with community health centers, hospitals, and pharmacies to increase access to Covid-19 testing for Boston residents. Boston Public Health Commission hosts free walk-in testing sites that are open to all. Testing is available regardless of insurance or immigration status. The state of Massachusetts has its own resource that includes Covid-19 testing locations outside of the City of Boston. Many school districts are also offering students with testing opportunities. For example, read more about testing available for students at Boston Public Schools.

Will I be able to eat or drink anything during programs?

We will provide individually wrapped snacks and water for teens. Teens may also choose to bring food and drinks with them. Food and drinks may be consumed indoors (in one of our educational spaces and/or on the first floor of the museum).

What other measures are we taking to ensure clean and healthy educational spaces?  

  • Teens and adults are encouraged to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Hand sanitizer (of at least 60% alcohol) is available.
  • High-touch areas of educational spaces are cleaned daily.
  • In addition to regular cleaning, we will supply self-serve disinfectant wipes and advise teens to clean shared resources before and after use.
  • Education spaces are served by an air-handling unit equipped with MERV8 or higher final filtration. 
  • We will limit the nonessential staff, visitors, and activities in educational spaces.

What happens if someone tests positive for Covid-19?

If notified of a positive Covid-19 case from a person present during a program or activity, all participants will be notified (the Covid positive individual will not be identified) along with any other people present. Notified individuals should follow the advice of their healthcare provider to determine appropriate next steps based on their individual circumstances. 

What should I do if I feel unwell and/or are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19?

All teens and adults (including staff, teaching artists, educators, parents, guardians) should stay home if they are feeling unwell and/or are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Read more about symptoms of Covid-19. Individuals should consult with their healthcare professional to determine the best course of action in regards to isolation or quarantine; individuals are asked not to return to the ICA until cleared to do so by their healthcare professional. An individual’s vaccination status may impact these decisions.