The USS Midway with downtown San Diego in the background. Courtesy Port of San Diego

The USS Midway Museum will remain open while San Diego County is in the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s coronavirus tracking system, museum officials announced Friday.

The Midway is an outdoor museum and its flight and hangar decks will be available to visitors, according to museum officials.

To ensure guest safety the Midway continues to coordinate its museum operations with the county, officials said.

The Midway has incorporated a ]number of onboard protocols and guidelines outlined by local and state health officials, including:

  • wearing appropriate face coverings
  • touchless, non-evasive temperature checks
  • six-foot physical distancing measures
  • nearly 200 hand-sanitizer stations placed around the ship
  • transmission barriers and contactless payment at point-of-sales locations

The museum reopened to the general public on July 1 after closing in March.

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— Staff reports

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