Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thomas Edison National Historical Park Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Thomas Edison National Historical Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 18, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, is closed until further notice.

While the park is closed, visitors can still enjoy the park and its collections virtually. You can visit the park at www.nps.gov/edis or on Facebook and Instagram. There is also the Google Arts and Culture site that explores the laboratory as well as the first floor of Glenmont.

https://artsandculture.google.com/…/thomas-edison-national-…

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Thomas Edison National Historical Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels. 

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick. 

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness. 

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. [insert any contact information if public tickets/refunds or other information is necessary to be provided].