Moving to Phase 2.5 of the reopening process from Gov. Roy Cooper’s shutdown of the state’s economy means that the City of Greensboro will be reopening some of its long closed facilities.

The Greensboro Cultural Center, which houses many nonprofit arts organizations including the Greenhill Gallery, the African American Atelier and Arts Greensboro will open on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The Greensboro History Museum will open on Saturday, Sept. 12 with modified hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the museum is closed on Sundays.

Capacity will be limited to 50 people at a time and a one-hour limit is suggested.

A new exhibit at the Greensboro History Museum, “Pieces of Now: Murals, Masks, Community Stories and Conversations” will be opening on Saturday Sept. 26. The exhibition will display Black Lives Matter murals along with other materials from the 2020 protests and pandemic. According to the press release the capacity will be increased to 75 people with the new exhibit.

The Greensboro Public Libraries will continue to operate under the current “Grab & Go Services” where library patrons are limited to a 30-minute visit. The hours will also remain the same from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Greensboro City Manager David Parrish said in a press release, “City staff has been planning for some time to respond to any changes to Governor Cooper’s Safer at Home plan. As we re-open many of our facilities, staff will be mindful of capacity, the availability of space and proper social distance practices.”

Phase 2.5 raised the limit on indoor gatherings from 10 people to 25 people in one space and outdoor gatherings from 25 people to 50 people.