Mark your calendars! National Museum of the Marine Corps reopens on Sept. 8

Julia LeDoux
September 02, 2020 - 8:21 am


The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., will reopen to the public on Sept. 8, after closing temporarily in March due to COVID-19. 

The facility’s cleaning staff has been hard at work to ensure all areas are clean and disinfected, paying particular attention to frequently touched surfaces such as elevator buttons, door handles and railings, according to a release. Visitors will also see the cleaning crew at work throughout the museum, along with newly implemented health and safety protocols.

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Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of 6 and are highly recommended for children between the ages of two to six. All staff and volunteers will also be wearing face coverings while helping to interpret exhibits and ensuring proper social distancing.

Proper social distancing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is six feet from those outside your immediate group. If a gallery or exhibit area is crowded, visitors are encouraged to return to that area when it’s less crowded.

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To ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, museum capacity will be limited. Hand sanitation stations can be found throughout the facility and visitors are encouraged to use them often. The restrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day, ensuring that soap dispensers are always filled and high touch areas are disinfected. 

For more information about the museum’s reopening, visit here. 

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