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

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

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

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A Denver kidss museum has briefly closed after customers directed anger at staff over its mask policy. “We understand the stress of the last 2 years has taken a toll on everyone in our community, however regrettably, some visitors who object to the Museums mask policy have actually been wrongly directing their anger toward our personnel,” the Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus said in a message on its site. The museum remains closed through Feb. 4.

The museum needs customers to use masks within, in accordance with a local public health order. The museum requires all clients age two and older to use masks indoors, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks should be cloth or disposable and are needed to cover the nose and mouth. Face shields and mesh masks are not permitted. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the museum said it was not accepting medical exemptions, according to museum policies last updated on Jan. 13. New day-to-day COVID-19 cases peaked in Denver on Jan. 6, according to reports on the citys dashboard.

Museum President and CEO Michael Yankovich informed The Washington Post that the museum could not reveal details about the events that prompted the closure, but he called them “demoralizing” and stated they have ended up being intense and frequent. This story initially appeared in the Morning Edition live blog.

“We understand the stress of the last two years has actually taken a toll on everybody in our neighborhood, but unfortunately, some guests who object to the Museums mask policy have been wrongly directing their anger towards our staff,” the Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus said in a message on its site. Due to rising COVID-19 cases, the museum stated it was not accepting medical exemptions, according to museum policies last upgraded on Jan. 13. Museum President and CEO Michael Yankovich told The Washington Post that the museum could not divulge information about the incidents that prompted the closure, but he called them “demoralizing” and said they have actually ended up being extreme and regular.

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