Forget any DIA visit until next Friday -- Covid locks its doors again

March 27, 2021, 7:40 AM

The spring surge is real and bringing precautions.

The museum's Great Hall stays this empty for at least a week. (Photo: DIA)

We're far from the lockdown status that began escalating last March, but Metro Detroit hospitals limit visitors again and now so does the region's biggest museum, where three employees tested positive for coronavirus this week. 

"With rising COVID cases and the spread of variants throughout the state, the Detroit Institute of Arts will temporarily close to visitors ... until Friday, April 2," it says in a terse statement Friday. "Visitors with existing reservations will be contacted by the museum to reschedule." 

Separately, the DIA posts state-required notices Thursday and Friday that a trio of workers were diagnosed with the virus. 

An executive tells Crain's Detroit Business the one-week shutdown step is taken "out of an abundance of caution," an abundantly used phrase this past year.


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