An organization that represents and advocates for Illinois museums has some jarring predictions for the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.
A lot of American sectors are almost completely shut down as the country attempts to slow the outbreak of the coronavirus and Joey Woolridge, Executive Director of the DeWitt County Museum says their representing organization is predicting 30-percent of museums will close in the aftermath of this outbreak.
While the DeWitt County museum is certainly not immune to such a scenario, Woolridge believes one thing they have going for them is the Apple n' Pork Festival to help them stay afloat throughout the year.
A stimulus package proposed by Congress could aid non-profits. Woolridge feels it would be worthwhile to invest in museums because of their contributions to the economy and the jobs they create.