Denver children’s museum closes temporarily after anger at its mask policy

A worker hands a nasal swab to a driver at a drive-up COVID-19 screening site in Denver on Jan. 13.

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An employee hands a nasal swab to a driver at a drive-up COVID-19 screening website in Denver on Jan. 13.

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“We understand the tension of the last 2 years has taken a toll on everybody in our neighborhood, but sadly, some guests who object to the Museums mask policy have been wrongly directing their anger toward our personnel,” the Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus stated in a message on its site. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the museum said it was not accepting medical exemptions, according to museum policies last upgraded on Jan. 13. Museum President and CEO Michael Yankovich informed The Washington Post that the museum could not disclose information about the events that prompted the closure, however he called them “demoralizing” and said they have actually become intense and regular.

Museum President and CEO Michael Yankovich told The Washington Post that the museum could not reveal information about the incidents that prompted the closure, however he called them “demoralizing” and said they have actually ended up being frequent and intense. This story initially appeared in the Morning Edition live blog.

A Denver kidss museum has briefly closed after patrons directed anger at staff over its mask policy. “We know the tension of the last 2 years has actually taken a toll on everyone in our community, but sadly, some guests who challenge the Museums mask policy have actually been wrongly directing their anger towards our personnel,” the Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus stated in a message on its site. The museum stays closed through Feb. 4.

The museum needs patrons to use masks inside, in accordance with a local public health order. The museum needs all clients age 2 and older to wear masks indoors, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated versus COVID-19. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the museum stated it was not accepting medical exemptions, according to museum policies last updated on Jan. 13.

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