Opus 40 COVID-19 Policies & Protocols

In response to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all larger events for the year. However, we are now open for limited numbers of visitors to our park, only through advance sign-up, and small events. 

  • For arts, performance and educational experiences from the safety and comfort of your home, visit Opus-Online.
  • To schedule a social distancing visit to Opus 40 or check out our small-audience events, click here.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Social Distancing Visitation

Opus 40 is open from Thursday through Monday, from 11 AM to 5 PM.

All guests (no more than five per group) must sign up in advance, and spend no more than two hours on site, to prevent overcrowding. No one will be allowed entry without advance signup, and all of our indoor spaces will remain closed.

Our staff will be on site during all open hours to ensure that guests are practicing physical distancing to limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

While enjoying our site, please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for preventing contagion. Our rules are as follows:

  • Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others on our site, at all times
  • Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging or high-fives
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer after using the bathroom or sneezing
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as our portable toilet
  • You must bring a face covering to wear if/when you cannot maintain a six-foot distance from other guests

Opus 40 Employees

  • All employees are required to wash their hands with soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds, after using the restroom and throughout the day.  Additional key times to clean hands include: 
    • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • After contact with animals or pets
    • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child)
  • Coughing/sneezing must be done into the crook of the arm and followed by hand-washing
  • Follow normal preventive actions while at work and home, including cleaning hands and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Any employee exhibiting a fever and/or any symptoms of respiratory illness or shortness of breath is required to stay home until all symptoms have cleared
  • Keyboards, tablets, counters, phones, etc. must be cleaned on a regular basis with disinfectants
  • Staff is asked to limit touching with one another and with visitors — specifically shaking hands, sharing objects with or hugging; please practice “non-contact methods of greeting”
  • Staff is required to stay home when sick, or if they live with someone who is sick

In the Event that a Visitor or Staff Develops Coronavirus

  • We will close areas used by the ill person(s) and wait at least 48 hours before beginning cleaning and disinfection to minimize potential for exposure
  • Our staff will clean and disinfect all areas used by the ill persons, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces

Local Information

Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health
Dr. Carol Smith, Commissioner



Office of The Ulster County Executive
Pat Ryan, Executive


New York State Department of Health
Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner



NYS Coronavirus Hotline 


National/International Information