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The Met Fifth Avenue will reopen on August 29 for visitors and August 27 and 28 for Members. The Met Cloisters is scheduled to reopen on September 12. Visitor and staff health and safety is the top priority. Please be assured that The Met is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and New York City for increased health and safety procedures.

At the Met, five thousand years of art comes alive to reveal new ideas and connections across cultures. A review of the visitor guidelines and regulations below can help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your Met experience. By visiting the Museum, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.

Here’s what else you need to know about how they are keeping you and their staff safe:

The health and safety of all is our priority. The Met is working to reduce risk by requiring everyone in the Museum to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing. Staff health checks have been implemented; established a more frequent cleaning routine that includes a building-wide cleaning schedule; incorporated enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; and installed hand-sanitizer stations throughout the Museum. The Met will continue to monitor and abide by federal, state, and city guidelines to inform our operations.

So that the Museum can safely remain open, all visitors are required to follow the safety guidelines outlined below. The Met reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave the Museum’s premises.