Published on July 1st, 2020 | by TLV News


Grammy Museum Mississippi Announces Reopening Plans

Museum Set to Open Its Doors to the Public July 9 with Limited Hours and Enact New Health & Safety Protocols and Measures

Following its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi has announced it will open its doors to the public again on Thursday, July 9 at 10 am. To ensure the safety of its guests and staff, the Museum has revealed information regarding a number of new health and safety protocols.

Executive Director, Emily Havens

Furthermore, the Museum will offer limited hours of operation during its first phase of reopening—Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm—and will offer the ability to purchase a timed entry ticket online.

“As we look forward to reopening our doors to the public, our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, guests, and staff,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “We have a number of health and safety protocols that have been set in place to ensure
that our guests and staff can safely return to the Museum, and that we can resume regular operations while continuing to abide by rules and recommendations from health department officials.”

Health & Safety Protocols

Among the health and safety measures the Mississippi Museum recently enacted:

  • Installing signs, partitions, and physical distancing markers throughout the museum and offices
  • Requiring staff to follow health department directives, including maintaining social distancing, proper handwashing, wearing face masks while onsite, daily temperature checks and health screenings, including sending home sick employees, or those who appear to be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness
  • COVID-19 testing will also be required for any employee who experiences symptoms or has been exposed to the virus
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipe stations have been placed throughout the building for guests, staff, and visitors
  • All high-touch areas, such as door handles, will be sanitized at a minimum of once every two hours with chemicals approved by the EPA

Museum Occupancy Limits & Timed Ticketing

In addition, to ensure the health and safety of its visitors and staff, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will limit its daily occupancy to 25 percent per day.

  • Guests will be required to complete a wellness check before entering confirming that they do not have a fever, symptoms, and any potential contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Museum will also offer exclusive gallery time for members, seniors and vulnerable populations.
  • Furthermore, the Sanders Soundstage will be closed during this phase of reopening.

When health department officials confirm efforts to slow the spread of the virus have been effective, the Museum will provide more information regarding increased operating hours and occupancy, as well as controlled-capacity programs, events, groups, and workshops. More information regarding the return to full museum operations will be announced when further information is available.

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Developed by the Cleveland Music Foundation—a nonprofit organization founded in 2011—the 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute’s Entertainment Industry Studies program, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Affiliated with the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep
musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of
Mississippi’s songwriters, producers, and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.

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