Coronavirus: National Museum of the US Air Force temporarily closes amid concerns

DAYTON, Ohio (06/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio (06/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

The National Museum of the US Air Force is will close temporarily on March 15 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

All museum activities and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice, a release said. The museum’s status will be evaluated week-to-week. Updates about the closure will be available on their website and social media.

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The museum’s top priority is the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, the release said. Museum officials will work with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and local health officials to determine a course of action and monitor the situation.

Anyone interested in visiting the museum can take a virtual tour by visiting

Explorehttps://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/

The National Aviation Hall of Fame will also be closed along with the museum.