The Missouri History Museum closes until February due to COVID-19 increase

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  • The museum is temporarily closed due to the “rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the St. Louis region.”

Just this morning, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced that it would close its doors for at least a few weeks due to a wave of COVID-19 cases among its staff.

And now, that Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Boulevard, 314-746-4599) says the same.

In a press release issued this afternoon, the organization wrote that all three Missouri Historical Society locations (Missouri History Museum, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and MHS Library & Research Center) will be closed to the public for the remainder of January due to the “rapid proliferation of the Omicron variant in the St. Louis region. ”

“While we certainly had hoped that the days of a temporary public closure were behind us, the recent increase in cases has created staffing problems that compromise our ability to offer visitors the highest quality experience,” said Dr. Francis Levine, president of the Missouri Historical. Community. “With our current staffing challenges and the highest increase in cases expected within the next 2-3 weeks, we feel that a temporary closure is in the best interests of the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors.”

During this temporary closure, some events hosted by the organization (such as the Missouri History Museum’s 8th Annual MLK Community Celebration) will be offered virtually.

Visit MOhistory.org for the most up-to-date information on virtual events, remote assistance, location closures and their expected reopening dates.

If you want to increase your protection during this wave, your best options are to wear a good mask and get vaccinated and boosted.

Here is information on where to find a free vaccine, booster or test near you:

  • To find information on where to get a free vaccine or booster in the city, visit StLouis-MO.gov
  • Visit StLouis-MO.gov to find information on where to get a free test in the city
  • To find information on where to get a free vaccine or booster in the county, visit ReviveSTL.com
  • To schedule an appointment for a free trial in the county, visit the County Planning website
  • Visit Health.MO.gov to find other testing options available to you (including free home test kits and pharmacies near you that do free testing)

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