WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 17, 2020 — Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums and its central support facility have closed to the public and staff, following an order by Governor Northam to close all state facilities on the Peninsula until further notice in the ongoing response to COVID-19.
The closing impacts Jamestown Settlement, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and its Central Support Complex. The agency had announced Friday that it will close to the public March 14-29, and cancelled a number of events and educational programs through mid-April.
“During these extraordinary events, we remain committed to ensuring the well-being of everyone associated with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the community of which we are a part,” said Christy Coleman, executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. “We look forward to welcoming our guests, donors and visitors again once this pandemic subsides.”
Only essential personnel will be reporting to the sites, and their time on-site is being limited as an extra precaution. If able, staff are encouraged to telework and conduct virtual meetings. All classified and wage staff will continue to be paid through a public health emergency leave issued by the state.
Ongoing updates and resources are posted at historyisfun.org/update.