Entrando despacito — Slowly coming in!

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MCCLA is happy to announce it will open Monday, November 2, 2020, for and in celebration of Day of the Dead from 5:30-10pm. A unique opportunity to visit the altar installations (just November 2nd), get our official DOD t-shirt, and enjoy local community musicians.

As to reopening plans, staff is gradually returning, but regular classes, performances, exhibits or community gatherings will not be scheduled until early 2021. At present MCCLA is transitioning to online programming, while continuing to rent spaces, and run offices and operations.

The staff and administration at MCCLA will strive during this time, to make the facilities welcoming and accessible to all, and has put in place appropriate measures to ensure your health and safety during your visit.

MCCLA will follow all City of San Francisco and State of California health and social directives and updates, and will train onboarded staff on COVID-19 established hygiene, and social distancing protocol and regulations. MCCLA will also limit its
occupancy by 25% at any given time.

You may not enter MCCLA if:

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days or have had a test confirming you have the virus.
  • You live in the same household with, or have you had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVID-19 or had a test confirming they have the virus.
  • You have had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by another reason: Fever, Chills, or Repeated Shaking/Shivering, Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Feeling Unusually Weak or Fatigued, Loss of Taste or Smell, Muscle pain, Headache, Runny or congested nose, Diarrhea.

Guidelines for Visitors

The Covid-19 virus travels in the air and collects indoors: your risk is much higher indoors. The virus can spread more than six feet. Older adults and those with health risks should avoid indoor settings with crowds. It’s crucial to the safety and health of
our community that those who are feeling sick, have a cough or fever, stay home.

Visitors for Día de muertos

Visitors will line up outside following floor signage. Only 15-20 people, or 2 groups of ten each, will be let in the Gallery at once. Visitors will enter through the main doors, and exit through the side doors. As visitors leave, new visitors will be let in.


Signs will be posted throughout the facilities outlining safety measures that reflect city and state regulations. Please observe and follow signage while you are in the space.

Protect Yourself, Protect Others

All guests and staff are required to wear masks (vented masks not permitted), and maintain social distancing while at MCCLA. Use the contactless hand sanitizer found throughout the building before and after touching any surface.

Food and Drink

There is no eating or drinking allowed inside the facilities.

When You Arrive — Contactless Self-Assessment

All guests are required to fill out a self assessment form upon arrival for contact tracing purposes. Children will need a parent or guardian to fill out the form for them.


For your safety, restroom access is limited. Due to remodeling of the 1st floor restrooms, only the 3rd floor restrooms will be available until April-May 2021.

Need Help?

If you are having difficulty or do not have access to a smartphone, an MCCLA staff member will be available to assist you. You can also contact us at info@missionculturalcenter.org.


Handrails, doorknobs, restroom surfaces, restroom fixture handles, equipment, and touchable surfaces are sanitized as needed throughout the day, with a daily checklist provided to staff.

Site Disinfection Services

MCCLA contracted with a disinfection service company, as a step up from sanitizing, by killing germs on non-porous surfaces to reduce the risk of infection throughout the facilities.

Hygiene Resources

MCCLA has touch-free paper-towel dispensers, soap dispensers and faucets in all public restrooms. MCCLA has sand sanitizer dispensers installed at each entrance and public restroom with additional units throughout the space.

Air Flow

MCCLA is a four story building with a lobby at street level, and ample public spaces (theatre, gallery, studios, and a printmaking shop) with high ceilings or openable windows. Portable air conditioners are available and hepa fan-based filtration units will
be acquired. Staff office has 3 windows which bring good airflow. Ventilation in general is currently being assessed by the Department of Public Works.

Rentals — Online Programming Production

MCCLA will continue to provide rental space to local community groups and private organizations. MCCLA is also transitioning to full online programming for the near future bringing in artists, performers and teachers. For these groups MCCLA has
implemented a number of safety protocols to include:

  • Masks required at all times by renters, is will imply the presence of renters
  • Touchless temperature checks on arrival
  • Dedicated dressing rooms and restrooms for artists / performers
  • Mobile touchless hand washing stations in theatre and studios
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols
  • Strict adherence to all state and local guidelines (i.e. social distancing)