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Cleveland Museum of Art reopens with new coronavirus restrictions: Masks required

Here's how you can get free tickets to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art as it reopens.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Museum of Art is hitting the restart button by welcoming guests back Tuesday for the first time in months.

The museum's reopening process comes with multiple changes amid the coronavirus pandemic -- including a requirement that all guests wear a mask during their visit.

"The CMA (Cleveland Museum of Art) is requiring everyone, including staff and volunteers, to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose when inside the building," according to their reopening guide. "Should you have a medical condition that precludes you from wearing a face covering, please call 216-421-7350."

Tickets, which are free, must be reserved in advance before visiting the museum.

"Free timed tickets will be limited to eight per visitor," officials said.

In the first phase of their reopening, the museum will only permit a maximum of 500 visitors per day.

"Tickets will be available in 15-minute intervals. The last ticket reservation for the day is at 3:30 p.m. For the safety and security of the museum's visitors, you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Museum staff will match the registered names with the tickets upon entry."

You can reserve tickets HERE.

The museum is also asking visitors to reserve the hours of 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays and Sundays for senior citizens or others who may be immunocompromised.

Upon arrival, all guests will have their temperatures scanned. Several amenities will also remain closed until further notice, including coat check, restaurant, cafe, water fountains, museum store, ARTLENS Gallery and Ingalls Library.

The museum's hours during this first phase is 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.

You can read the museum's full reopening guidelines HERE.

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