Covid-19 Information

All of these protocols are subject to modification due to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Spurlock will be following all updated University of Illinois protocols, and monitoring Illinois and CDC guidance.

Face Coverings

Face covering restrictions have been eased, with the following clarifications:

  • Some Museum events may still require face coverings as dictated in contracts. Please check the event description listed with the event for more details.
  • In other cases, face coverings are not required, but individuals are always welcome to wear a face covering to protect themselves.

New Visit Procedures

We've changed some policies and added new ones to help keep you and our staff safe:

The following information will apply once the Museum reopens in the future:


  • With the easing of restrictions, some of our events are now offered at Spurlock, but others are being offered online. See individual event listings for specific details.

Cleaning Procedures

  • Building Service Workers (BSWs) clean the Museum daily. Facilities and Services maintains an updated list of all areas they clean throughout the day.
  • Museum staff can help disinfect any surfaces you feel need attention.

Other Safety Procedures

In addition to increased cleaning, we have also made additional changes to help keep you safe.

  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the Museum.
Updated 12/5/2022.