SAM Visitor COVID-19 Notice, Waiver, and Release
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has carefully planned for reopening in alignment with Governor Inslee’s guidelines for museums outlined in the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan. Although SAM has implemented many measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, we cannot guarantee zero risk; a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. SAM visitors enter of their own will and at their own risk. By purchasing or reserving a ticket and visiting SAM,
visitors accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Seattle Art Museum (and its trustees, officers, directors, employees and agents) from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, including, without limitation those caused by negligence, in any way related to COVID-19, whether arising during or after the pandemic. This waiver and release is binding on visitors and visitors’ guardians, assigns, heirs, administrators, and executors, in perpetuity.
We ask for visitor cooperation to help protect the health and safety of our community. While onsite at SAM, visitors must comply with all applicable laws, orders, and other directives related to COVID-19, including, without limitation, applicable testing, quarantine, and travel directives issued by the CDC, the Washington State Governor’s Office, and other public health authorities (collectively “COVID-19 Guidance”). In addition, visitors must comply with all protocols set forth in SAM’s
What to Know When SAM Reopens blog post and posted signs, and instructions from staff. SAM reserves the right to refuse or revoke entry of any visitor failing to comply with SAM’s protocols or COVID-19 Guidance.
SAM is collecting and retaining visitor contact information to allow for notification if a visitor may have been exposed to COVID-19. Contact information may be shared with public health officials if visitor has been exposed, and health officials will then contact you to answer your questions and provide resources. By purchasing or reserving a ticket,
visitors consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their contact information, and acknowledge that these procedures do not create any right to notification. If you would like to opt out, please send an email to