Maritime Museum, Boating Center Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Channel Islands Maritime Museum and the Channel Islands Boating Center (CIBC) have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

CSU, Channel Islands operates the CIBC. CSU, Channel Islands Senior Directory of Community & Government Relations Celina Zacarias said the university is holding public safety in the highest regards.

“For everyone’s safety, effective immediately, we will be closing the Channel Islands Boating Center to any further activity,” Zacarias said. “The wellbeing of our community and staff is our top priority.”

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum sent out notice last Friday that they will close starting Saturday, March 14 to the public to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. The Museum will reassess reopening during the next week.

“The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the developments closely,” according to a Museum statement. “We will provide updates on our website and social media accounts.”

Editor’s Note: this story was published on March 16, 2020.