Negro Leagues Baseball Museum closes because of virus cases

By The Associated Press

After two staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City will close for 10 days.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick said officials decided to close the museum starting Sunday to protect staff and visitors. 

"This precautionary measure is based on our commitment to ensuring a safe environment for our team and valued patrons," he said in a statement.

Kendrick said the museum plans to reopen on Dec. 8. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues.