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DIA closing for a week due to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan

Enjoy-or be part of-an outdoor puppet show at Detroit Institute of Arts May 20 and 21
Posted at 10:18 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 22:18:04-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is temporarily closing for the next week due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

In a post on social media, the DIA said it would close from Saturday, March 27 through Friday, April 2, due to rising cases and the spread of new variants.

The more-transmissible B.1.1.7 variant is spreading throughout Michigan and the state has the second-most cases in the country.

The museum opened in July 2020 after being closed for two months.