Boston’s popular Children’s Museum will close its doors until January amid surge in COVID-19 cases in the region.
The Boston Children’s Museum recently announced it would be closing its doors until early January starting on Monday, December 14. The institution announced on Sunday, December 13, it would be temporarily closing its doors until January 7 due to the surge of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.
“In response to the current resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts and to ensure the continued wellbeing of its relatively small staff along with the continued safety of visitors during the holidays, Boston Children’s Museum will voluntarily close to the public through January 7. The closure is effective beginning Monday, December 14,” said museum officials on a press release. “While disheartening during this time when the Museum normally welcomes thousands of children to enjoy festive exhibits and programs, we are confident that this step is in the best interest of our staff and visitors.”
Museum officials also explained the Children’s Museum would be refunding all advanced tickets purchased for this time. The museum will also continue to operate under virtual programming as it did when it first closed earlier in the year.
The announcement came shortly after Massachusetts entered back into Stage 1 of the third phase of its reopening plan. Earlier last week, Governor Charlie Baker announced the new measures in response to the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth after Thanksgiving Day.
[Featured image courtesy of the Boston Children’s Museum]