Nelson-Atkins Museum closed until April because of coronavirus

Add another local cancelation to the list: The Nelson-Atkins Museum will be closed until April 3 because of the highly contagious virus.

“The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art stands in solidarity with the city and the nation in response to the coronavirus,” said the press release, noting that the museum will be closed tomorrow on for “all events and public access.”

“We recognize that during challenging times, art can be a source of inspiration, comfort, and human expression,” said a statement attributed to the museum’s director, Julián Zugazagoitia. “The Nelson-Atkins will continue to be that source, and we encourage our guests to visit online for information and updates.”

Approaching April 3, the museum will “reassess the situation” and consider re-opening.

On Thursday, the mayor of Kansas City declared a state of emergency for the city. The Big 12 tournament in the city has been canceled, as have most major concerts and events.

If you’re worried about being quarantined because of the virus please be sure to read our post rounding up suggestions from experienced disaster preppers.

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