Milwaukee Public Museum announces temporary closure due to Covid-related staffing shortage

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) has announced a temporary closure due to a Covid-19-related staffing shortage.

The museum will be closed to the public Monday, Jan. 10 through Wednesday, Jan. 12 due to staffing issues. 

A news release says reopening plans will be shared at mpm.edu and on MPM's social media channels. 

“With a few key staff members in essential operational roles currently quarantining or awaiting test results, the Museum is proactively closing for a few days to accommodate for the impact of those absences,” said MPM President and CEO Ellen Censky. “The health, safety and wellbeing of those who enter our building is paramount, and unfortunately, we cannot safely operate without certain staffing levels in critical departments."

MPM says 97% of their employees are vaccinated, and unvaccinated employees are required to receive weekly testing. 

Several mitigation measures have been implemented throughout the pandemic including mask requirements for all staff and visitors ages three years and older, occupancy limits and increased cleaning in high-traffic and high-touch areas. 

The museum says people who have already purchased tickets online for the affected dates will be able to receive a refund or transfer their tickets to a different date in the future.

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