BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
WILL CLOSE FOR TOURS TEMPORARILY
IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 THREAT
In order to protect the health of our guests, volunteers and staff members due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will temporarily close for tours, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Only essential personnel should report to the Battleship. The Battleship will monitor the threat and determine if it is safe to re-open for tours.
“Although we have not had any reported cases of the virus with guests or personnel at the Battleship, we feel that closing the ship for tours during this time period will allow the Battleship to do her share in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Phil Rowan, Executive Director and CEO of the Battleship New Jersey.
“The Board and staff of the Battleship will continue to monitor all CDC bulletins along with directives from the State of New Jersey, and will re-open for our guests when a safe and healthy environment is declared,” added Marshall Spevak, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey.
The Battleship will maintain security staffing of the ship and land-side facilities during this closure. The Battleship will also execute a deep clean disinfection of our tour routes. This preventive cleaning and disinfection will follow guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.
The Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers of the Battleship New Jersey apologizes for the inconvenience to our guests by closing for tours. However, we feel that the decision to close is in the best interest of our guests, volunteers and staff, and will prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To stay up to date with what’s happening aboard the Battleship, please consult our website at www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
For more information, call 609-868-5664.