Update 5/18/21:

The Cultural Center continues to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Thanks for your patience as we do our best to follow guidelines, keep staff healthy, and welcome visitors safety.

On May 13, 2021, Governor Walz announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide face covering requirement. The Department of Health is reviewing relevant guidance documents and will provide updates in the coming days. The guidelines prior to this announcement are represented visually below. For now, masks are required in schools or child care facilities. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated Minnesotans should follow CDC guidance.

We will provide more updates here as they become available. Masks and sanitizer will continue to be available for all visitors to the Cultural Center. If you have any questions, please call us at 218-385-3339. Thank you for helping us keep our communities safe and connected!


Since March 2020, here at the Cultural Center, we have shifted our community lens to include public health and have done our best to be a model for COVID safety.  We have been consistently following COVID guidelines including masks, distancing, handwashing, sanitizing, limiting visitors, and encouraging anyone who is not feeling well to stay home.

Here is a link to our Preparedness Plan: COVID Preparedness Plan NYMRCC

As COVID numbers have risen sharply in Otter Tail County this fall, we have continued our rigorous safety guidelines here at the Cultural Center. Perham Health CEO Chuck Hofius shared on 11/5/20 that Otter Tail County is “in the surge” with the next 6-8 weeks expected to be the worst for our region. PLEASE follow CDC and MDH guidelines: wear a mask, distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you have sypmtoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, in order to keep yourself and those who are most vulnerable among us safe & healthy.

We will continue following COVID safety guidelines at the Cultural Center.  We have articulated a 3-pronged approach to programming, with all events being either virtual, outdoor, or adapted in-person.  As the weather gets colder and COVID numbers increase, we will focus more on virtual options.  Know that safety is our top priority.

If you have any questions about this or anything else related to the Cultural Center, please call us at 218-385-3339 or email Executive Director Betsy Roder at betsy@kulcher.org or Programs Director Cheryl Bannes at cheryl@kulcher.org.

Thank you all for your continued support of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. We will get through this better together!