The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is reopening to the public on Monday, October 26 with limited capacity and a number of safety measures in place against the coronavirus pandemic.
“To enhance safety for our visitors, you will notice changes to how you visit the Museum, such as required face coverings, free timed-entry tickets with a $1 transaction fee per person, and other safety requirements and measures,” the museum said in a statement last week.
There will also be temperature checks and health-related questions to be asked prior to entry, as well as required social distancing. The questions include whether the visitor was experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 and whether they recently interacted with anyone who was infected.
In order to enter the building, visitors can reserve tickets online at ushmm.org/visit beginning today. Timed-entry tickets are restricted to groups of six people or less.
“As we reopen the Museum, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our highest priority,” said Sara J. Bloomfield, the Museum’s Director in a release. “With that in mind, we look forward to welcoming back visitors so they can see the first-hand evidence of the Holocaust and learn how and why it happened. And for those unable to visit us in person, we will continue to offer virtual programming and online educational resources.”
Tomorrow, October 26, our doors will reopen to the public at a reduced capacity. Learn more about our new health and safety guidelines before visiting our Museum. https://t.co/2kDCOQtzCz
— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) October 25, 2020
The museum will be open from 11 am through 4 pm six days a week, and closed on Wednesdays.
Every visitor who is aged two and up must wear face coverings adhering to CDC guidelines.
Enhanced cleanings will be conducted throughout the museum and hand sanitizers were made available around the building, whose Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system has been updated with enhanced filtration.
For further information on the museum’s visitor guidelines and safety measures, click here.
“A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors,” the museum’s website says.