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Springfield Art Museum reopening June 9

Reopening The Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Art Museum will reopen to the public on June 9 after closing due to COVID-19.

The museum will be taking taking several precautions in order to keep visitors safe during the pandemic.

Here is a list provided by the museum of what to expect when visiting:

  • A security officer with a counter stationed at the front door to admit visitors.
  • 40 visitors inside the Museum at any time.
  • Visitors allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis,
  • Visitors will be admitted on an “equal or less-than” basis as visitors leave (For example, if 3 people leave the Museum, 3 or fewer can be allowed into the Museum).
  • Gallery attendants will monitor occupancy levels in individual galleries.
  • Visitors will be discouraged from congregating and lingering in the parking lot.
  • Visitors and visitor groups will be encouraged to practice appropriate physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet apart.
  • Staff must maintain proper physical distancing and wear masks and gloves where appropriate.
  • A sneeze guard will be at the Museum’s reception desk and the public will be encouraged to stand at least 6 feet away from the reception desk.
  • Front desk surveys are suspended until further notice.
  • Visitors will be encouraged to use hand sanitizing stations and proper respiratory etiquette.
  • Surfaces, furniture, and fixtures will be cleaned immediately after contact with visitors.
  • Visitors that have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be asked to return home and not enter the museum.

To read the entire policy of the Springfield Art Museum, click here.

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