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COVID Purple Tier: San Francisco Museums Shut Down Under New Health Order

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Several San Francisco museums have announced they were once again shutting down after the city backslide into the state's most restrictive Purple Tier amid a surge of new COVID cases and hospitalizations.

Among them are the California Jewish Museum, the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor that had originally closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, and had recently reopened to the public.

Although these museums remain closed until further notice, many offer virtual and online experiences and visits open to all.

The California Jewish Museum will continue to host online events, which can be found at Additionally, the museum's Wise Sons restaurant will remain open for contactless pick-up and delivery.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which oversees the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums, closed Saturday evening. During the
temporary closure, virtual events, Museums From Home newsletters, podcasts, and social media content will continue to be shared and made available to the public. More information for these museums can be found online at

The Asian Art Museum will also remain closed while offering online services. These can be found on the museum's website at

The Museum of Modern Art closed once more this weekend, but online exhibitions will be available at

Talks, animal webcams, interactive activities and events will be available at the California Academy of Sciences during its temporary closure. These activities can be found on its website at

The Exploratorium joins other museums in offering online events, with weekly discussions and programs available at

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