Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the National Park Service is using a phased approach to partially reopen the park while continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 20, 2020, consistent with New York City's move into Phase Four of New York State’s reopening plan, the National Park Service began a phased reopening of Liberty Island providing access to:
- The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center & Museum closed)
- Limited food service (with outdoor dining only), gift shop, and public restroom services
- All of Ellis Island and its National Museum of Immigration remain closed.
The Statue of Liberty interior, including the pedestal and crown, remain closed and will be part of a later reopening phase.