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Museum dedicated to Muhammad Ali's legacy reopens Wednesday

The Muhammad Ali Center is reopening with new social distancing measures three months after COVID-19 paused operations.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The home of “The Greatest” is set to reopen after three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Muhammad Ali Center will open its doors Wednesday with changes to keep visitors safe.

Officials said they will be limiting the number of visitors to 33% capacity and everyone who visits the home dedicated to the late boxing legend will be required to wear masks.

Some of the other changes include temperature checks upon entering, sanitization stations, and signage dedicated to reminding visitors to wash their hands along with practicing social distancing. The center said it will also have a compliance officer on staff for enforcement.

“The number one priority for our re-opening plan is the health and safety of our staff, patrons, and other visitors,” Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, said in a statement. “Our staff has worked hard to implement all known COVID19 safety procedures. We intend to meet or exceed social distancing, capacity, and other health and safety guidelines outlined by local, state, and federal authorities. We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back and hope they find inspiration in Muhammad’s legacy, especially during this time in our history.”

The Ali Center will have reduced hours from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It will be closed for Independence Day.

Officials are encouraging visitors to purchase tickets online to minimize person-to-person contact.

For more information on Ali Center’s reopening guidelines you can call the museum at (502) 584-9254, email info@alicenter.com or visit their website.

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