Chrysler Museum to Open With New Health and Safety Guidelines

If you want to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, you'll have to reserve tickets online for specific time slots, and you absolutely must wear a mask. Museum director Erik Neil was happy to announce the reopening of the museum after a 3-month closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These are certainly troubled times in many ways and I think the museum can be a great space to think about things, maybe engage in some of those issues. We have a role to play and we want to play it,” Neil said. “We’re taking a lot of new measures, safety measures, and maybe one step at a time. But we’re very happy that we’re going to be open next week.”

The museum is set to operate at 25% of its usual capacity in order to maintain social distancing guidelines, and patrons over the age of 3 are required to wear a mask. Because the museum is well ventilated and spacious, Neil does not forsee any problems with social distancing. 

"Even I think in a normal time, we’re fortunate that people don’t tend to crowd each other out," he said. "We’ve got a lot of great art, we’ve got a lot of big galleries, so from that standpoint, we’re really, just by nature, well-positioned.”

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Post originally appeared on History Obsessed.