COSI Will Not Reopen This Month Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases

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COSI has decided to postpone their reopening due to rising COVID-19 cases here in Franklin County.

The science museum was scheduled to reopen on July 8 to members and to the general public on July 15.

As a science center, COSI understands the importance of maintaining a healthy and safe environment and the science behind COVID-19 transmission and prevention. As such, the reopening included several new protocols for visitors. Due to recent developments, the reopening has officially been delayed.

COSI made the announcement on Wednesday, stating:

“After careful consideration of the current COVID-19 situation in Franklin County, COSI has made the difficult decision to delay its planned reopening. COSI has undertaken this action out of concern for the health and safety of its Members, Guests, and Team. The Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System currently ranks Franklin County as an Alert Level 3, indicating a very high exposure and spread of coronavirus, and the State of Ohio has announced that Franklin County is currently approaching Alert Level 4. COSI will continue to monitor the situation along with state and local health officials. “

For additional details on changes at COSI resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, please visit

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