History Museum Requires Masks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The City of Springfield City Council passed an ordinance to require face masks in public spaces starting July 16, 2020, History Museum on the Square now requires all guests to wear a face mask while in the museum or at events at the historic Fox Theatre. Additionally, we are requiring masks for those ages 2 to 11, per CDC guidance.

The museum is taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our guests and staff:

  • The museum will be deep cleaned each morning before opening, have scheduled cleaning throughout the day, and interactive surfaces will be sanitized as needed throughout the day.
  • All staff will be required to wear face masks.
  • All guests will be required to wear face masks and use provided hand sanitizer upon entering the museum.
  • If a guest is unable to wear a mask due to a health condition, is hearing impaired, or is communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, social distancing will be required.
  • The museum will encourage social distancing with stickers placed on the floor and signs throughout the museum.
  • Interactive exhibits within the museum where social distancing is not possible will be limited to one group at a time and sanitized between groups.

We will continually monitor this situation and, with the guidance of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and local officials, update procedures as needed. We will continue to add online content through our social media channels and find creative ways to engage our patrons.