Governor gives museums the okay to reopen in Phases 2 and 3

Olympia, WA – Governor Jay Inslee has issued guidance for the limited reopening of the state’s strong and diverse museum sector in Phases 2 and 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. Response from the sector was immediate and overwhelmingly favorable. Read Governor’s news release.

“This has come not a moment too soon. Many of our museums were on the brink of disaster,” said Karen Hanan, Executive Director of the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA). “Because of social distancing requirements the arts and culture sector has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Many in our sector will be among the last to fully reopen. With a safety plan in place, museums and galleries will be ready to open their doors.”

Read ArtsWA news release

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