The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday it plans to reopen June 15, following the Cleveland Museum of Art’s announcement earlier in the day that it plans to open June 30.
The two institutions are the first major museums in Ohio to announce specifics for reopening after the state shut down much of the economy and issued stay-at-home orders to mitigate the global coronavirus pandemic.“We are looking at June 15 as a target date we’re working toward,’’ Greg Harris, the museum’s president, and CEO said in an interview. “We will want to maintain a great visitor experience, but will do so within all the proper health and safety protocols.’’
Harris said the reopening “depends on a green light from the State of Ohio.”
Procedures at the Rock Hall will include timed tickets, limited admission, temperature checks for visitors, social distancing inside exhibits, and the “expectation” that visitors will wear masks.
Gov. Mike DeWine has announced reopening procedures for selected industries and business but has not yet announced procedures for museums. Arts leaders said they expect an update this month.