health & safety

ensuring a safe experience

Please note that the Rothko Chapel and the Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House are currently closed due to COVID-19.

your safety is our priority

As we plan to reopen our site in the coming months, we recognize that each of us plays a critical role in creating a safe and healthy environment. We are thoughtfully preparing for our reopening and have created the following guidelines and practices based on recommendations by the CDC, local, and state governments that will help to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.

for visitors

The new Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House and the Chapel are currently closed due to COVID-19. As we prepare for reopening in the coming months, please note the following health and safety practices that will be required of visitors:

  • masks will be required for all visitors over the age of 10
  • maintain social distancing of 6 feet
  • maximum occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing
  • minimize contact points
  • high-touch surfaces will be regularly sanitized
  • only touch merchandise or items you plan to purchase or keep
  • credit card transactions only

If there are any questions or concerns around visiting within these guidelines, please contact 

timed-ticket entry

Once it is safe to do so, the Chapel will reopen to the public at a limited capacity. Entry to the Chapel will be managed by free, timed-tickets. More information on timed-tickets will be announced shortly.

for staff & volunteers

All staff members and volunteers are undergoing training to implement and manage our health and safety guidelines and practices. Staff and volunteers will be required to wear personal protective equipment including gloves and masks, provided by the Chapel for their safety and yours.

Staff and volunteers are here to help make sure the Chapel experience is safe for you and for others, please respect any instruction provided to you by our team.

for public programs, tours, gatherings & private events

In conjunction with the Houston Museum District, the Chapel will refrain from hosting in-person public programs, tours, gatherings, and private events until it is safe to do so. 

In the meantime, we will offer virtual public programs and opportunities for engagement. Visit our calendar to learn more about upcoming programs and opportunities.

Street parking is free and available on Yupon, Branard, and Sul Ross streets around the Chapel. Please pay attention to all parking regulation signs.

Rothko Chapel visitors are also welcome to use the Menil Collection parking lot located at the intersection of Mulberry and West Alabama streets. 

The Moran Parking Garage at the intersection of Graustark and West Alabama streets on the campus of the University of St. Thomas is also available for parking for $5 per car. 

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