MILWAUKEE – Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, postponed a hoped-for July opening because of the growing and changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin’s daily reports of COVID-19 infections have been generally rising in recent weeks, and other parts of the country have become new hot spots.
Executive Director Patti Sherman-Cisler hopes to open the museum’s physical space in August – with strong precautions in place. Virtual programming will continue, and groups may request a virtual tour or a talk.
Sherman-Cisler is monitoring health trends while she considers a physical reopening. “We are hopeful that the mask ordinance will make a difference,” she said, referring to the city of Milwaukee requirement to wear masks outside when within six feet of others.
The museum’s precautions are to include wipes at the bathroom door and disabled drinking fountains. Patrons will be required to walk one way through the exhibits, and there will exclusive hours for seniors and people with health conditions.
The museum is consulting with the Federation, the city of Milwaukee and information provided by the American Aliance of Museums to take appropriate precautions, Sherman-Cisler said.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. Contact 414-390-5730 or JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.