MARCH 27, 2020 UPDATE
Clarification on the Corvette Delivery Program
We have consulted with our local health department on our delivery program and at this time, we are in compliance with our state regulations and what’s still allowed with regard to COVID-19. These cars are bought and paid for and the customers come to pick them up. The interaction is minimal and we are practicing social distancing. Additionally approximately 30% of the cars are being picked up by transport.
To deter the public from trying to visit the Museum we have limited access to our Corvette Boulevard and Delivery web cams. We discovered that some visitors were seeing activity on the cameras and would try to visit. The Corvette Boulevard camera is now available in the Museum Members-Only section of the website. All Delivery cameras are available to the delivery customers. Customers will be provided with the password for their delivery week so that friends and family check out their car.
We know these are stressful and trying times. Our goal is to ensure customers receive the car that they have paid for in a safe and timely manner. The museum remains closed to the public. Our goals at this time continue to be the health and safety of our customers and staff, and to continue providing a pay check to our staff.
MARCH 18, 2020 UPDATE
MUSEUM CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
R8C Corvette Deliveries to continue
Per executive order of Kentucky Governor Beshear, the National Corvette Museum is closed to the public effective at 5pm Wednesday, March 18. This closure does NOT affect the R8C Museum Delivery program for new Corvette owners picking up their cars. Additionally, the Corvette Cafe is available for carry-out and delivery (through Uber Eats)
Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff, their families and our community. While there have been no known cases of COVID-19 at the Museum or in our community, the decision is based on guidelines from the CDC and public health officials attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor guidance from local, state and national officials and will announce a reopen date once it is known.
Museum hosted events in March, April and early May have been rescheduled or postponed.
Museum administration will continue to work behind the scenes, offering customer service and managing the many on-going programs and projects, including renovations to the Performance & Racing Gallery, Design & Engineering Gallery and new Entombed Corvette display. Additionally, the Museum will be launching a new educational series, posting live videos each weekday at 10am CT geared towards kids and families on our Facebook page and YouTube.
Please consider supporting the Museum through the purchase of tax-deductible Memberships, corvettestore.com merchandise, Corvette raffle tickets, commemorative bricks, admission tickets for a future visit or any of the many other fundraising programs offered at corvettemuseum.org.
March 16, 2020 UPDATE
As news on COVID-19 continues to evolve, the National Corvette Museum has several related announcements to share:
- As of Monday, March 16 the Museum is still open to the public regular business hours.
- Except for private VIP tours, public guided tours of the Museum are suspended effective March 17. Guests are encouraged to self-guide at their own pace and at appropriate social distances.
- Per Kentucky statewide mandate, the Corvette Café is closed to dine-in customers beginning Tuesday, March 17. Carry-Out and delivery (through Uber Eats) are available.
- TheNCM Kartplex will be closed until May 1 due to the nature of shared equipment (i.e. helmets).
- The Michelin NCM Bash has been RESCHEDULED for May 28-30.
- All registration information will be transferred to the new dates. Should you need to modify or cancel your registration, please log in to your account at corvettemuseum.org. New registrations and changes to existing registrations are available without penalty through May 7.
- Changes to our Museum in Motion program have been communicated to those registered participants.
- The Museum has suspended non-critical business travel for the next eight weeks. Car shows in which the Museum participates have been cancelled through April 16. Internally, Museum staff are practicing social distancing.
- The well-being of our staff and visitors is a top priority. Upon returning to work from sick leave, staff will undergo a screening to ensure they are well. Full time employees are permitted to use sick time for personal leave while part time employees can take personal time off without penalty. Our volunteer program is currently on hiatus. Staff are practicing social distancing in meetings and as possible on the job.
We will continue to monitor recommended and mandated operational procedures and notify the public of any changes as they occur. Connect with us on social media or our website for any updates.
MARCH 12, 2020 UPDATE
A top priority at the National Corvette Museum is the safety and security of our staff and visitors. We want to reassure everyone that we continue to monitor suggested practices for a healthy atmosphere as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and our statewide and local medical resources. While the chances of contracting COVID-19 are still low we wanted to share details on our enhanced efforts regarding cleanliness.
- We have increased the cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surface areas in the Museum.
- Hand sanitizer is available at the admissions, store and café areas of the Museum, and bathrooms for handwashing are available throughout the facility.
- We have placed signage at our admissions area reminding staff and visitors of suggested sanitary habits like frequency handwashing, coughing/sneezing etiquette and social distancing.
- We are asking that any staff or guest with flu-like symptoms to remain at home and avoid public spaces.
The Museum will continue to operate on our normal schedule.