With new COVID-19 safeguards, Mütter Museum reopens

The Mütter Museum in Center City
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With new COVID-19 safeguards in mind, the Mütter Museum in Center City reopens. 

The museum’s John Goff is inviting guests to get out of the heat, learn about science and local history while keeping cool and staying safe during the pandemic.

To start, the number of guests will be limited to 50 people an hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

“We’re going to limit people in the museum, hand sanitizer everywhere, more bathrooms. We’re gonna have everyone wear face masks, all staff is going to wear face masks,” he said. 

Goff says getting the most attention at the museum is the Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 exhibit, which tells the science and history behind the spread of the Spanish flu in Philadelphia over 100 years ago.

“So we know the city, the country and this institution has survived pandemics in the past and we know what it takes to get us through this one,” he added.