JFK Library Closes After Two Employees Exposed To Coronavirus


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is closing immediately, it announced Wednesday afternoon.

The closure comes less than a day after the JFK Library and Museum learned that two employees had attended a conference where other attendees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Library and Museum said neither employee has shown symptoms yet, and both are in self-quarantine. It said it was notifying the public out of an abundance of caution.

"If you have visited the Library between March 2 and March 11, please monitor your health for symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath," a statement said. "If you experience symptoms, please seek medical care."

Caroline Kennedy Doll Collection

Caroline Kennedy Doll Collection

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The Museum said all forums and other public and private events held there will no longer occur, and that some events may be rescheduled to a later date if possible.

While there is no date set yet for reopening, the announcement said the Museum will be back open as soon as possible.

According to Library Director Alan Price, the closure will allow for the cleaning of all staff and visitor areas. The building will be staffed by security officers and maintenance workers during the closure.

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