Maria Mitchell Association COVID-19 Update
Nantucket, MA – On Thursday, July 22, the Maria Mitchell Association was informed that someone in contact with the MMA, who was fully vaccinated, had tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, the MMA, following the protocols of the CDC and its own more robust protocols, has had all appropriate staff members and interns tested for COVID-19 and deep cleaned all of its sites and vehicles. All COVID-19 tests were returned negative. Out of an abundance of caution, the MMA’s facilities were closed and all programming was cancelled from Friday, July 23 through Saturday, July 24. Next week, programs, Discovery Camps, and facilities will reopen. Throughout the summer and even before, the MMA has been taking measures to ensure the safety of its staff, visitors, and island community, including masking for programs and at all indoor sites.
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The Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.