BOSTON (CBS) – The historic U.S.S. Constitution is closed to the public once again until further notice as a precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic.
No sailors at the U.S.S. Constitution have tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: I-Team: Correction Officers Suspended After Vaccine Exemptions Were Rescinded
The ship also closed to the public in March due to coronavirus, and reopened with precautions in place in August.READ MORE: 'Too Much That Can Go Wrong': Local Movie Prop Master Explains Dangers Of Guns On Set
“Throughout the pandemic, the safety of our guests and Sailors has remained our top priority,” said Cmdr. John Benda, the ship’s commanding officer. “We were proud to safely reopen this summer, but as the weather gets colder and the situation with the pandemic changes, we are increasing our own preventive measures by closing to the public.”MORE NEWS: A Red Sox Jinx? Tickets For Potential World Series Games At Fenway Are On Sale
Live virtual tours will continue daily at 10 a.m. on the U.S.S. Constitution’s Facebook page.