COVID-19 Update

By May 12, 2020 May 20th, 2020 News

UPDATE: May 20, 2020 2:00 p.m.

USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM REOPENS FRIDAY!

CORPUS CHRISTI – The USS Lexington Museum is thrilled to announce that we will reopen to our guests on Friday, May 22, 2020, as part of Phase 2 of the TX Governor’s “Report to Open Texas.” Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Guests will be welcomed aboard by a local marching band and Lieutenant LEX as we kick off Memorial Day Weekend!

The safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers remains, as always, our highest priority. The USS Lexington Museum has instituted safety protocols that are in line with local and state executive orders and guidelines. If you’re feeling ill, or have other health concerns, we look forward to welcoming you on board when you’re feeling better. All surfaces, railings, etc., on board the ship are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. We request family groups maintain social distancing from others, and for all guests to make use of the many hand washing/sanitizer stations throughout the ship. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to also wear a mask or other face covering.
We’re excited to share this historic ship with our guests once again! We look forward to having you on board for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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UPDATE: April 29, 2020 2:00 p.m.

Dear Friends of the USS Lexington Museum,
The health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers are of utmost importance to us. Due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the USS Lexington Museum will remain temporarily closed through Thursday, May 21, 2020.

We hope to open in time for Memorial Day Weekend, but will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Health and Human Services, and the Nueces County Public Health District.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these uncertain times together. Please visit our website or social media for the latest information about the USS Lexington Museum.

Sincerely,
Steve Banta
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director

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UPDATE: April 6, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Dear Friends of the USS Lexington Museum,
The health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, in accordance with updated Federal, State, County, and City guidelines, the USS Lexington Museum will remain temporarily closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Health and Human Services, and the Nueces County Public Health District.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these uncertain times together. Please visit our website or social media for the latest information about the USS Lexington Museum.
Sincerely,
Steve Banta
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director
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UPDATE: March 26, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Dear Friends of the USS Lexington Museum,
In accordance with the “Stay At Home” Order issued by Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales on March 25, 2020, the USS Lexington Museum will remain temporarily closed through Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Health and Human Services, and the Nueces County Public Health District.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these uncertain times together. Please visit our website or social media for the latest information about the USS Lexington Museum.
Sincerely,
Steve Banta
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director

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UPDATE: March 19, 2020 3:00 p.m.
Dear Friends of the USS Lexington Museum,

As a result of the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of an abundance of caution for our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we will temporarily close the USS Lexington Museum to the public on Friday, March 20, at 5:00 p.m.

We plan to reopen on Monday, April 6, but will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local authorities.

Please stay healthy and safe, and continue to follow the guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Health and Human Services, and the Nueces County Public Health District.

Feel free to visit our website or social media for the latest information about the USS Lexington Museum.

Sincerely,
Steve Banta
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director