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JFK Library closed after two workers return from a conference where somebody was infected with coronavirus
By adamg on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 2:01pm
Peter Wilson at WFXT reports both workers have self quarantined and are showing no symptoms, but that just in case, the JFK Library and Museum is asking anybody who visited between March 2 and today to "please monitor your health for symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath."
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scheduled for Friday evening at the JFK Library: Climate Change, Survival, and Deepening Our Humanity, an event associated with ArtsEmerson's upcoming Parable of the Sower performances. I had been planning to attend this.
Why Close the JFK Library?
OK -- so two workers at the JFK returned from a conference where there was a possibility-- however slight that they came in contact with someone who was infected.
Worst case scenario -- they are infected and they contaminate the JFK Library and even worse they infect some visitors [in the past]
Nothing above justifies closing the JFK Library for longer than it takes to spray it with disinfecting agent -- max 2 days
The rest is just unjustified on the basis of the incident at the conference
Now perhaps they want to limit the number of people who might attend at any one time by implementing on-line time ticketing. They also might want to cancel all the major events with more than 25 or 50 or whatever number of attendees.
But close the library -- Why??
PS: I hope that if they do insist on closing the JFK that they close the Temple to Teddy as well!!