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ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis Art Museum is closing to the public Friday and doesn’t plan to reopen until February 1.

The museum said in a tweet that the new surge of COVID cases in the area is the cause of this new closure. The museum plans to close its doors at 5 p.m. and they “anticipate reopening to the public on Tuesday, February 1.”

They said they will provide updates on this everchanging situation on their website and social media channels.

FOX 2 will continue to keep viewers updated on area closures on-air and online.