The board of trustees of the Calico Rock Community Foundation met today to discuss a prudent reopening plan. The reopening plan the board approved includes:
Step 1: The Marketplace
The Marketplace will reopen on Friday, June 5, 2020. Initially, The Marketplace will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Between now and June 5, we will be making modifications that will allow us to reopen safely for our volunteers and patrons. We will be providing visitor center services for the community through The Marketplace. The phone number to The Marketplace is 870-916-2239. Due to sanitizing and cleaning requirements, The Marketplace will not offer public restrooms. Initially, the Marketplace will be open on Fridays and Saturdays and eventually expand the number of days we will be open based on a number of criteria and factors.
Step 2: Calico Rock Visitor Center & Artisan Gift Shop
The second step in the reopening plan will be to reopen the Calico Rock Visitor Center and the Artisan Gift Shop. The visitor center and gift shop will reopen within a few weeks after Arkansas enters Phase II of the recovery. The governor has postponed Phase II for now due to an increase in cases and testing. Just like Step 1, the visitor center and gift shop will reopen on Fridays and Saturdays for at least a few weeks as we hone our procedures before we begin expanding the number of days we are open.
Step 3: Calico Rock Museum Exhibits
The third step in the reopening plan will be to reopen the museum exhibits. The board anticipates the museum exhibits will reopen within a few weeks after Arkansas enters Phase III of the recovery. Most of our exhibits are interactive and the amount of cleaning and sanitizing that would be required for this step makes it most practical when Arkansas enters Phase III. We also anticipate public restrooms will be opened in this step.
The board is excited about reopening our facilities safely for our volunteers and patrons. If you have any questions, you may contact us at 870-297-6100. Our volunteers will be checking voicemails regularly.
And, as always, thank you for your support.