Guidelines to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2020

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of each Hidden in the Hills artist and attendee, as well as their family members and the members of our community is a high priority for the Sonoran Arts League. Achieving this is a shared responsibility. Please join us in our efforts to enhance the safety of our public spaces by complying with local regulations. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and have responded with updated policies for the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2020.

Physical Distancing
  • Studios will be set up to encourage social distancing with a minimum of six feet of space between attendees whenever possible.
  • Studios may set a limit on the number of people in the studio at one time.
  • Studios may have arrows instructing visitors how to move through the space to help ensure social distancing.
  • Demonstration areas may be set up outside or in such a way that allow for additional space for visitors.
  • Attendees should work to avoid creating congestion within an indoor space.  
  • Artists and attendees are discouraged from exchange handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, and high-fives.

Face Coverings
  • All artists, attendees and guests are required to wear a face covering to help protect public safety and welfare.
  • Masks are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult.
  • Those with a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or otherwise covered under the American with Disabilities Act are exempt from wearing a face covering.
  • Masks should not be placed on:
    • Babies or children younger than 2 years old
    • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mast without assistance.
  • Masks are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms. Masks are not meant to be a substitute for personal protective equipment such as surgical masks, respirators, or other medical personal protective equipment.

Hand Washing / Sanitizing
  • Artists and attendees should frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If handwashing facilities are not readily available, artists and attendees can use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub their hands until dry.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using paper towels to thoroughly dry hands:
    • Following the use of a restroom.
    • After shielding a cough or sneeze.
    • Before handling food or beverage.

  • Restrooms may not be available at all studios.
  • A limited number of people who occupy the restroom at one time to allow for social distancing will be enforced.
  • Lines or crowds forming near the restrooms without maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from other people will not be permitted.

  • Studios will provide adequate supplies to support healthy hygienic behaviors. Supplies include soap, water, hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol, paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, masks (as feasible), and no-touch trash cans.
  • Studio staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily or between uses as much as possible—for example, door handles, sink handles, grab bars, hand railings, and cash registers.
  • EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 will be used in all event spaces.
  • Disposable gloves will be used when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash.

Staying Home When Appropriate
  • Any artist or attendee exhibiting any symptoms associated with Covid-19 is advised to stay home not attend Hidden in the Hills.
  • Artists and attendees are advised to stay home and monitor their health if they have had a close contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.