Physical Location Closed
On Friday, March 6, Oklahoma heard about the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the state. As of today, thousands of cases have been confirmed in the United States. Epidemiologists and local health departments as well as the CDC believe that number will increase as more testing is available. Travel from Europe, Mexico, and Canada is also suspended. While many are on pins and needles, we should take this seriously and not panic. Additionally, we now know that the spread of the disease is typically associated with close contact.
The Oscar Jacobson Foundation recognizes the wellbeing of our guests, supporters, participants, partners, and team members is our highest priority which is why we made the decision to close the Jacobson House Native Art Center. We're also following the guidelines put into place by the government to stay safe by not encouraging public gatherings.
Unfortunately, there is no timeline for when the guidelines put into place will be lifted or when we'll see the end of this storm. That being said, we don't have a date on how long the closure is for. We are postponing any events and fully plan on reconvening whenever it is safe to—by May if possible.
The Oscar Jacobson Foundation cannot stress enough the rigorous protocols around hygiene and limits on physical interactions. We have decided that now is the time to handle our business operations remotely to prevent further spread of the disease. The Oscar Jacobson Foundation is paying attention to the directions from the CDC, WHO, and state and local health departments. Those organizations will have the most up-to-date, realistic information, and directions.
Please remember to visit our website (www.jacobsonhousenac.org) and social media (Instagram @jacobson_housenorman, Twitter @jacobson_house, and Facebook @jacobsonhouseart) to keep up with the latest news from the Jacobson House Native Art Center. Prevention is better than the cure, so we will continue to keep you informed as the situation develops.