All staff and visitors age 9 and older will be required to wear masks; masks for visitors between the ages of 2 and 8 will be encouraged. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Guests will be allowed to remove or lower their masks/face coverings when drinking.

Those who have medical or accessibility challenges that prevent them from wearing masks should contact The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 ext. 19 or to discuss their options.


Dedicated entrance and exit routes will be designated at the street level entrance of the Emerson Galleries building.

All visitors will pass through a free-standing temperature scanner, and will be asked to sign in with the names of everyone in their party for contract-tracing purposes. They will then affirm basic wellness on the day of their visit.

Visitors who do not feel well on the day of their visit, or register 100.4 degrees or higher during the temperature check, will be asked reschedule their visit for a different day.

Visitors who do not provide their own pens will be given a single-use pen to take with them. Sign-in pens will not be reused.

Social distancing is encouraged.


Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures will be in place throughout public areas.

Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout The Sheldon, including at arrival sign-in.

Staff will be trained in safety and sanitation procedures.