Welcome to the COVID-19 policy and reopening page for Mechanics’ Institute
The Mechanics’ Institute (MI) welcomes back our members, chess players, and program attendees! MI can now allow in-person services and activities for members and guests at full capacity. We are working on reopening our library and events spaces with more extended hours gradually, following library and venue best practices.
Given recent changes to the San Francisco Bay Area Health Orders, masks are now optional for vaccinated MI members, visitors, and building guests. Please note that if you are not vaccinated, you are still required to wear a mask. In addition, if you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, etc), regardless of vaccination status, please stay home until you are feeling better.
If you have any questions about our library programs or services, please contact us at 415-393-0101 or email [email protected]. If you are interested in learning more about our live chess activities or would like to schedule a time to visit the chess room, please contact us at [email protected].