The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Responds to COVID-19 – UPDATE 03.13.2020
The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission’s highest priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it evolves in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Today, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Wolf announced the closure of all K-12 Pennsylvania schools, effective Monday March 16. This closure will extend for 10 business days.
In our efforts to protect all Pennsylvanians, including our youngest, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will mirror this strategy by closing all PHMC historic sites and museums to all visitors across the commonwealth, regardless of location, effective Sunday, March 15 and extending through the end of March. Staff will report to work but they will not be welcoming visitors.
Toward the end of the month, we will re-evaluate our operations, guided by the strategy developed by the Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
We will continue limiting in-person meetings within PHMC facilities to 10 people or fewer through the end of April and are encouraging staff to collaborate with outside colleagues virtually if possible.
Beyond these measures, work will continue at PHMC as usual.
Any changes affecting PHMC operations will be communicated quickly via PHMC and affiliates’ digital and social channels. Visit PHMC online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health.