Battleship New Jersey will close temporarily due to COVID-19 – KYW Newsradio 1060 825670622 173 CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio)— The Battleship New Jersey is the most recent victim of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Camden landmark will halt operations momentarily, starting after Labor Day.< a href ="https://app.radio.com/listen-live-tag-kyw-newsradio-1060" target =”_ blank”> Listen Live Now on KYW The Battleship New Jersey has been through 4 wars and 2 main retirements. Still, the drifting museum might not stave off a 75% drop in visitors, in addition to the unpredictability of future financing from the state. “We can not, regrettably, continue to operate indefinitely at our current way of operating,” said Board of Trustees chairman Marshall Spevak. “We’re taking proactive actions in order to make certain that the battleship will be open for many years to come.” Related: Sign up for KYW Newsradio’s day-to-day newsletter for the most recent on the coronavirus pandemic throughout the Philadelphia region. COVID-19 constraints prevent any occasions that bring in profits, like over night gos to. The vessel will invite visitors till Sept. 7. After that, all however a skeleton team will be laid off until they can reopen for typical business. While the majority of public occasions will be canceled, Spevak stated they’re trying to guarantee at least a couple unique occasions for Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day. “We are working through how to make those take place, be it a Zoom event or simply having a smaller sized event on the ship,” he said. Meanwhile, they’re searching for any financial aid they can get.

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