Museum Re-Opens Friday, June 26

Published by Michelle Rinard

The City of Chicago announced the next phase of reopening to begin this Friday, June 26th, 2020, under Phase IV: Gradually Resume at the direction of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The International Museum of Surgical Science will reopen following the industry-specific guidelines, which align with the State of Illinois and phase four of the “Restore Illinois” framework. Under these guidelines, all visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear masks in public places where they can’t maintain a 6-foot distance.

To take the best precautions, we are adhering to the following guidelines:

  1. Maintaining a 25% capacity limit; no more than 50 people in one room
  2. 6ft distancing and floor markings
  3. Face coverings are required at all times by employees and guests over 2 years old
  4. Sanitizer available for customers
  5. Touch areas regularly disinfected between customers
  6. Store merchandise not allowed to be handled by guests unless purchasing
  7. We will only take touchless and card payment and no cash. Apple pay and Google pay are accepted, as well as paypal from our online store
  8. Group tours will temporarily be discontinued

Aligned with the State of Illinois but tailored to Chicago’s context, the City of Chicago guidelines advise employers and residents of Chicago on how to cautiously exit from shelter-in-place while continuing to prioritize the health of our most vulnerable residents. 

The Museum will be open normal hours beginning Friday: Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 5PM, and Saturday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM.

The Museum has self-certified with the City of Chicago to follow safety guidelines in reopening. With these precautions in place, we hope to serve our community while increasing our fundraising for the organization.

Michelle Rinard

Operations Manager

International Museum of Surgical Science