Health & Safety

ensuring a safe experience

your safety is our priority

We recognize that each of us plays a critical role in creating a safe and healthy environment. We have created the following guidelines and practices based on recommendations by the CDC, government and health officials that will help to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Note that all of our COVID-19 health and safety policies listed below will continue to be in effect for the time being. Any updates or changes to our policies will be posted here.

for visitors

Entry to the Rothko Chapel remains free for all and masks are encouraged but not required. Capacity inside the Rothko Chapel and the Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House is determined by staffing levels; however, a majority of our operating hours do not have wait times for entry.

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

for staff & volunteers

All staff members and volunteers have undergone training to implement and manage our health and safety guidelines and practices. Staff and volunteers will be required to wear  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.

public programs

The Rothko Chapel is pleased to welcome event attendees back onsite for in-person programming. We are committed to the health and safety of our presenters, attendees, volunteers, and staff. To maintain a safe environment, the Chapel has implemented the following policies for all in-person, indoor events:

  • All Rothko Chapel attendees must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times, except while actively eating or drinking during receptions.
  • All Rothko Chapel attendees, staff, contractors and performers will be required to show EITHER proof of a negative COVID-19 test result OR proof of vaccination, AND photo identification upon check-in.

We suggest ticket holders arrive 30-45 minutes before the start of a program for parking and to complete the check-in process. Ticket holders who do not comply with the above policies will not be admitted. If attendees feel ill or test positive for COVID-19, do not come to the Chapel. For further questions about ticketing and refunds, please contact

Proof of Negative Test Result
Attendees must bring a printed or digital copy of the negative COVID-19 test results which matches the attendee’s photo ID. Test results must meet the following criteria:

  • Both PCR test and antigen tests are acceptable. The results must have been performed by a third party, such as a lab. At-home tests will not be accepted.
  • A PCR test must be taken within 72 hours prior to attending the event. For example, if the event is on a Friday, the date of your test must be between Tuesday and Friday.
  • Attendees who choose to take a rapid antigen test must obtain results within 6 hours of arrival. The results must have been performed by a third party, such as a lab. At-home tests will not be accepted.

Proof of Vaccination
Attendees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days after final does of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine) may bring proof of vaccination as a substitute for a negative COVID test result. Attendees must bring a photo ID that matches the name of their vaccination.

  • The final vaccination date must be 14 days or more prior to performance date.
  • Either the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital copy of the card, and a photo ID, must be presented upon check-in.

Regardless of vaccination status or negative test result, all attendees must wear a mask while on the Rothko Chapel campus and are required to provide their own mask. Masks must be worn at all times, except while actively eating or drinking during receptions. Please note food or drink is not allowed inside the Rothko Chapel.

The Rothko Chapel reserves the right to establish or modify health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law. Any applicable update or modification to protocols will be provided to ticket holders prior to an event.

To explore our full program calendar and register for one of our upcoming events, click here.

private events

We are currently able to host small, intimate private services, in compliance with our health and safety guidelines and as our programming schedule permits. Learn more about private events at the Chapel.

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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