Several Chicago museums and attractions have opted to temporarily shut down in conjunction with an ongoing city advisory asking residents to stay at home and avoid non-essential gatherings.
The Museum of Contemporary Art announced Monday that the building would temporarily close for two weeks in support of the city's efforts to curb the spread of the virus, stating, "We take the health and safety of the public and our museum staff as our highest priority."
The museum plans to reopen to the public Friday, Dec. 4.
On Wednesday, the Field Museum announced it would close Friday, Nov. 20, through "at least Dec. 4." Guests who have already purchased tickets are asked to call (312) 922-9410.
Shedd Aquarium voluntarily closed its doors Wednesday and plans to remain closed through Jan. 2 "in continued responsibility and commitment to the safety and health of people, animals and the community." A series of digital activities will be available to the public on the aquarium's website, including virtual animal encounters.