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Cleveland Museum of Art drops mask mandate for vaccinated individuals amid COVID-19 safety updates

The CMA will also discontinue temperature screenings and advance general admission ticketing beginning Wednesday.

CLEVELAND — As the state of Ohio prepares to lift its health orders Wednesday, many local businesses and organizations are making changes to previously implemented COVID-19 policies and procedures. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announced Tuesday that it will no longer require masks for vaccinated visitors and will discontinue temperature screenings and advance general admission ticketing beginning June 2. 

The museum is recommending that all visitors continue to wear face coverings while inside the facility, however they do acknowledge that under CDC guidelines and advice from public health officials, vaccinated Ohioans can forego wearing masks both indoors and outdoors.

The museum will retain Plexiglas barriers in the north lobby, at the information desk, in the store and in Provenance Café.

Beginning June 30, the CMA will resume extended hours Wednesdays and Fridays, remaining open until 9 p.m. It also plans to reopen ArtLens Gallery in June and the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives in August.

Also beginning June 2, the museum will reopen it south doors for the entering and exiting of visitors throughout the summer. The café will also be open on select days offering a limited selection of hot food items. The menu will expand as attendance increases. 

The CMA is considering in-person programs and will announce them in the future, dependent on the type and size of the event and health guidelines.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesday to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Café is open Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.