Number of museums in New York set to reopen again

Reportedly, NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo has allowed museums to reopen on August 24, Monday.

Museums located in the five boroughs of New York City are reopening their doors to public visitors in Phase 4 of unlock with protocols comprising set of restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check and with different entry hours.

Reportedly, NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo has allowed museums to reopen on August 24, Monday.

Gov. Cuomo said that museums, aquariums, and other such places will be allowed to run at 25 percent occupancy. They will have to adopt recommended sanitation practices and make it mandatory for all visitors to wear face covers/masks as well as observe social distancing.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Located on Fifth Avenue, this museum will officially reopen for members on August 27 and for public visitors on August 29. Visitors will have to stay six feet apart all the time, wear a mask, undergo temperature screenings, frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer etc.

The American Museum of Natural History:
It is set to reopen to members on September 2 and to visitors on September 9. Tickets will be issued for timed entry to limit visitor capacity. Everyone is expected to follow the general safety guidelines.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA):
Visitors will be allowed entry to this museum from August 27, albeit in limited numbers. Timed tickets will be issued online starting August 21. No visitors having body temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be given entry. Other safety rules and precautions apply.

Other museums like the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum are yet to issue a final date of its reopening, as per its website.

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