COVID-19 Policy

As new safety guidelines are developing, we are working to ensure we cancel or change programs in order to align with state and local guidelines. Our 2020 digs will be going forward, although instead of providing transportation to the dig site, we will caravan to the quarry. Family groups should remain at least 6 feet from other family groups, and should bring their own masks to wear when social distancing is not possible.

Due to the situation with COVID-19, we understand your summer travel plans may be changing. Accordingly, we will be following a more lenient refund policy.

Please consider the following options:

1. Registration Donations: We first ask you to consider donating the cost of your registration back to the Museums of Western Colorado This is a very challenging time for us with the cancellation of programs that normally raise funds to support our year-round tasks of preserving the scientific and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume that you are donating your registration costs back to us. We truly appreciate this kind gesture! When the date of your program passes, we will send you a letter confirming the donation, which may be tax deductible.

2. Registration Credits: If you would like a credit for the program (whether because it has been cancelled, or because your travel plans have changed), please email dyanez@westcomuseum.org or call the MWC office at 970-242-0971. We can apply that credit to other programs later this year, or for 2021.

3. Registration Refunds: We completely understand that this can be a financially challenging time for you as well. If you would like a refund for the program, please email dyanez@westcomuseum.org or call the MWC office at 970-242-0971. If you paid online, we will refund it directly to your credit card. If you paid by other means, we can send you a check. Refunds should be requested as soon as possible, so that we may plan accordingly. (Refunds must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance.)

Thank you for your support of the Museums of Western Colorado, and we hope to see you soon (but safely!).