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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Museum Center And Freedom Center Reopening Plans

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

As local museums and galleries begin to reopen, each faces a unique set of challenges to make the guest visit engaging, educational and above all, safe.

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal reopens on Friday, July 17 and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on July 24. Both are known for their interactive and hands-on exhibits, so how will they adapt to COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain an enjoyable visitor experience?

Cody Hefner, senior director of marketing and communications for the Cincinnati Museum Center; and Katie Bramell, director of museum experience for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, join us to preview what the new visitor experience will be like at each center.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.