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Museum of the Albemarle now open

The Museum of the Albemarle opened to the public Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. with new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

The new procedures include: limiting visitation, closing some areas and programs, such as interactive exhibits, installing hand sanitizer stations and increasing the frequency of cleaning high touch public areas and restrooms, installing protective barriers at ticket sales and information desks.

Staff and visitors will be required to wear cloth face masks as outlined in Executive Order 163.

The gift shop is open with limited capacity. The Children’s Discovery Room remains closed. Visitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws:” WEAR a cloth face mask; WAIT in line at least six feet away from others, and WASH hands frequently.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street in Elizabeth City. The museum serves Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

For more information, visit www.museumofthealbemarle.com or call 252-335-1453.

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