A WWII era women washes her hands before work at the factory

Our response to COVID-19

During WWII, Americans came together like never before to get the job done. Now it’s time for us to do it again!

During these uncertain times, it is important to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Take some tips from these photos and posters of the WWII-era, which are just as relevant today as they were back then!

Also, follow these CDC and state guidelines to keep yourself and your community healthy:

  • Regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
  • If you are sick, stay home except to receive medical treatment – but be sure to notify your doctor before visiting
  • Stock up on necessary food and cleaning supplies – but don’t hoard more than you need. Just like with rationing in WWII, it’s important to make sure everyone has fair access
  • Save face masks for healthcare professionals – only wear a mask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid large gatherings of people
  • When it is necessary to go out, practice social distancing to help prevent transmission
  • Be kind – support those in the healthcare, law enforcement, cleaning, and service fields who are working to keep America running strong

The Wright Museum is encouraging all staff, volunteers, and visitors to follow these tips to stay safe. Though the museum is currently closed for the season, we will continue to monitor this ongoing situation. Any changes to our 2020 schedule will be posted on our website and social media pages. We hope to see you all in the spring!