COVID-19 Coronavirus Precautions & Safety Measures
The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is committed to the safety of our students, teachers, staff, visitors and guests.
We are adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are excited to announce that the DANK Haus is open with new safety measures in place!
As part of Phase 4, the DANK Haus is excited to safely open its doors to our community. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our staff and guests, the DANK Haus will be implementing the following reopening plan and your cooperation will help us to lower Chicago’s numbers of COVID-19 cases. Thank you for helping us!
The following are how our programming and events will be scaled back:
Summer Camp ages 4 - 12 will be held in August and students will be divided into smaller age appropriate groups not to exceed 10 people.
Full Day Preschool & Full Day Kindergarten - will be 9 AM - 3 PM with Before & After Care. Students will be in larger size classrooms with a limited number of 10 students per class.
Fall German Language School - will be open with a limit of students of 10 per class.
Stammtisch (our monthly Open Haus) will be held in the Skyline Lounge with the Rooftop Terrace open for 25 guests on the 3rd Friday of every month. This is less than 25% capacity. A live Zoom event will be simultaneously broadcasted so people can gather virtually with the people gathered at the Haus.
Pretzel Blitz - 6 Pretzel Making Classes in August & September will be held in our 5th floor industrial kitchen for 8 students. This is an exclusive event allowing for ample social distancing. A live Zoom event will be simultaneously broadcasted so people can gather virtually with the students and teacher making the pretzels.
CAVA Art Exhibition - will be open for Opening Reception with two sessions of 30 people. Guests must register in advance for scheduled times. The gallery will be sanitized between sessions.
Private and Guided Tours* - will be by appointment for groups 4 to 30 people.
Museum* - will be open by appointment only.
Library* - will be open by appointment only.
Genealogy Department* - will be open by appointment only.
*To schedule a tour, visit the museum, library or genealogy lab, please make an appointment with our Museum Director, Rosa Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your preferred dates and times in your email. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10-4.
Special Precautions for the Language School:
We look forward to your safe visit at the DANK Haus!
Illinois Department of Public Health