Met Museum Tells Staff It's Extending Pay Through May 2

By Zachary Small
The closed Metropolitan Museum of Art, where officials will tap the institution’s endowment to pay employee salaries to May 2.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that it will extend pay for all staff until May 2, providing job security for another month to its 2,200 employees as millions of Americans experience layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. “Our highest priority remains to support our staff as best we can in helping to keep everyone safe and as financially secure as possible,” said Daniel Weiss, the museum’s president and chief executive officer. Met employees had previously been told that the museum could only guarantee salary payments until April 4. [More]