COVID-19 Guidelines for Entering the Museum
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy takes it’s public health responsibility very seriously. Per the State of Colorado, masks will no longer be required for people who have been vaccinated. It is recommended that unvaccinated individuals still wear masks.
Please keep a 6 foot distance from people not in your party while walking throughout the museum.
Hand sanitizer has been placed at the entrance to the museum. Please use when entering and exiting the museum.
If you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick, we ask you to visit again when you are feeling better.
UPDATE (5/14/2021): Due to the announcement from the Governor of Colorado today, the following mask policy will be enforce for the museum: masks will no longer be required for people who have been vaccinated. Until June 1, it is recommended that unvaccinated individuals still wear masks.
UPDATE (4/23/2021): The ProRodeo Hall of Fame has been awarded the 5 Star Program through El Paso County. This certification will apply to the museum and our indoor event venues.
The program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, businesses will be able to accelerate their reopening. Depending on where their county falls on the COVID-19 dial, certified businesses are eligible for less restrictive capacity caps. 5 Star certification reassures employees and customers that businesses are adhering to enhanced guidance. The program is completely voluntary and also serves as an expanding directory of establishments recognized for their efforts to keep their communities safe and open.
UPDATE (2/6/2021): El Paso County moved to Level Yellow: Concern. The ProRodeo Hall of Fame can operate at 50% capacity or a max of 50 people.
UPDATE (1/11/2021): Museum is reopening and resuming winter business hours. We are adhering to the health and safety guidelines approved by the El Paso County Public Health Department including social distancing guidelines, cleaning guidelines, safety policies, etc.
UPDATE (11/28/2020): Due to the rise in COVID numbers in El Paso County, the County moved to Red Level which means the Hall of Fame has to temporarily close again starting tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 28. We are saddened by this but want to do our part to keep people safe. We will keep you posted on when we may be able to reopen. Hopefully it won’t be too long. Stay safe.
UPDATE (7/16/2020): Today, Colorado launched a statewide mask mandate, which will require those age 10 and up to wear masks in all public indoor spaces (exceptions include eating at a restaurant). The order goes into effect at midnight tonight. We are doing all we can to keep our businesses, communities and visitors safe. We ask that all residents and visitors adhere to the new mask guidelines so we can continue on the path to recovery.
UPDATE (6/22/2020): The museum opened its doors after a 91 day closure. We are adhering to the health and safety guidelines approved by the El Paso County Public Health Department including social distancing guidelines, cleaning guidelines, safety policies, etc.
UPDATE (6/18/2020): Our Policies and Protocol for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reopen of HOF Operational and Disease Transmission Mitigation Plan (Safety Plan) has been approved by the El Paso County Public Health Department. Click here for our plan.
UPDATE (6/10/2020): The El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved the Alternative Opening Plan variance for this county that will allow the ProRodeo Hall of Fame to reopen very soon under certain guidelines and requirements. The variance was sent to Colorado’s Governor today for final approval. The museum’s written Safety Plan will be submitted to the county’s Public Health Department for their approval. If all goes well and these two final approvals come in the next few days, we can reopen!!
So watch here and on our website for the big announcement in the next few days! We are excited to once again welcome visitors to our great museum very soon!
UPDATE (5/04/2020): Colorado nonessential businesses are able to return to work at 50% staff. The museum is not able to open to the public at this time. Staff is continuing to work from home.
UPDATE (3/26/2020): Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued a Stay at Home executive order that all Colorado residents should stay in place except for essential needs and services. This took effect at 6 am this morning. In compliance, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and offices will be closed temporarily beginning today through April 11th.
UPDATE (3/24/2020): In the best interest of the public and our staff, we have decided to temporarily close the museum. We will announce our plan to reopen to our website and social media when that date becomes available.
UPDATE (3/20/2020): We will only be allowing 10 guests in the museum at a time. There may be wait times to enter the museum if we are at our max allowance.