COVID-19

The PAFA administration is closely monitoring the global and local situation with regard to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, including advisories from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local authorities.

PAFA’s first priority is the safety of its community—including students, faculty, and staff—as well as visitors to PAFA’s museum, events, and programs. We all have a collective responsibility to mitigate the spread of this disease and protect those most vulnerable.

General Safety Measures

Campus Reopening Plan

Museum Reopening Plan

CARES Act

PAFA Pledge

Infection Control Plan


Core Response Team

PAFA’s Core Response Team (CRT) has met between 3 and 5 times per week since mid-March. The CRT’s work has entailed consulting with health care experts; attending numerous webinars; talking with peers in art schools, colleges, and museums; keeping abreast of public health updates; following guidance from local, state, and federal authorities; monitoring the reopening plans of similar institutions; and gathering input from students, faculty, and staff.

While every effort has been made to create a comprehensive plan, given the rapidly changing public health environment and knowledge about the disease, these plans are subject to additions and changes.

The CRT has tried to balance three overall goals:

  1. Protect the health and safety of PAFA’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors, as well as contribute to improving the public health in our region.
  2. Provide the best possible educational and engagement opportunities for our students, members, and public audiences.
  3. Preserve the fiscal health and sustainability of PAFA.

Based on those efforts and goals, the CRT has arrived at the following plan through December 31, 2020. Plans for the Spring semester will be announced by November 1 to give the community time respond to changing recommendations for the health and safety of our campus and museum.

David R. Brigham, Ph.D., President and CEO

Jane Allsopp, Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President

Brooke Davis Anderson, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum

Lisa Biagas, Ed.D., Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator

Jimmie Greeno III, Vice President of Safety and Security and Pandemic Safety Officer

Clint Jukkala, Dean of the School of Fine Arts

Kevin Martin, Director of Information Technology

Maryanne Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

Ed Poletti, Director of Facilities Management

Patrick Reiher, Public Relations Director

Anne Stassen, Dean of Students

Monica Zimmerman, Vice President of Public Education and Engagement