Concerns about the spread of coronavirus seem to have shuttered Wellesley College’s Davis Museum in the town of Wellesley, where a resident has been diagnosed with the illness.

The museum’s website says, “With an abundance of caution, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College has suspended all public access through March 31st. Public programs have been canceled or rescheduled and gallery access is limited to the Wellesley College campus community.”

Davis Museum at Wellesley College announces "public access suspended through March 31st," March 6, 2020.
Davis Museum at Wellesley College announces “public access suspended through March 31st,” March 6, 2020.

The college is located in the Boston suburb where two public schools—Upham Elementary School and Wellesley Middle School—were dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 6, after Wellesley Public Schools were “notified by the Wellesley Board of Health this morning that a town resident had received a presumed positive test for COVID-19 and that this individual has children who attend two of our schools (Upham and WMS). We were also notified that both students are healthy and not exhibiting any symptoms and were directed that both students were to be dismissed from school. The children are following the quarantine protocol from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) until cleared to return to school. … In an abundance of caution we made the proactive decision to release students early at Upham and WMS in order to begin cleaning and sanitizing both buildings. All other WPS Schools completed their day on a regular schedule.”

The Wellesley Health Department reports that the parent “is self-isolating at home per recommendation of MDPH.”

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