Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update from The Baobab

Hello friends and supporters,


We hope that you are safe and healthy and that you are settling into our new normal. Please continue to stay at home and maintain social distance, as prescribed, to flatten the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak curve. We have closed and suspended all programs until April 29, or beyond, if needed. This was a difficult decision, but in the interest of the health and wellness of our visitors, members, staff, and community at large, it was necessary.

It is heartwarming to see the creative responses from people to create community from the isolation of their homes. The Baobab is coming up with ways to support and connect with you during these uncertain times. Please email us any positive stories that capture the human spirit so that we can share and uplift our community.


We continue to monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State and Monroe County Departments of Health. To learn more about precautions that can be taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, please refer to this information from the CDC.


For our latest information and updates on upcoming programs and events, please continue to check our website, and follow us on social media channels: Facebook and Twitter.


We are confident that, together, we will weather through this extraordinary time, and recognize that the impact on all of our daily lives is beyond measure. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to resuming operations.

Please consider donating to The Baobab and/or other local community organizations and businesses during this unprecedented period of uncertainty.

-The Baobab Cultural Center



  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the length of the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end, twice). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

  2. Follow step by step instructions here (handwashing tutorial)

  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  5. Stay home when you are sick.

  6. Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue (then throw the tissue in the trash).

  7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


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