March 16, 2020
To: Interested Parties
From: Superintendent, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Subject: Temporary Change of Superintendent’s Compendium of Regulations
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island – Novel Coronavirus
Beginning March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island is closed to the public. Superintendent’s Compendium of Regulations for Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will be in effect:
I. 36 CFR §1.5 – VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES
(a)(1) The following visiting hours and public use limits are established for all or for the listed portions of the park, and the following closures are established for all or a portion of the park to all public use or to a certain use or activity:
All areas of either island will be closed to public use until further notice.
The health and safety of people working at and entering Liberty and Ellis Islands is the number one priority for the National Park Service (NPS). The park is working with the NPS Office of Public Health, US Public Health Service, and state and local authorities to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A reopening date has not been determined at this time. We will notify the public when we reopen these sites and provide updates on our website and social media feeds.
For ticketing inquiries, please contact the ticketing and transportation concessioner for Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, Statue Cruises. Statue Cruises may be reached at 1-877-523-9849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For refund information, go directly to www.statuecruises.com/refunds.