SNHA COVID-19 Update
Update March 20, 2020: SNHA continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis based on current guidance from our public officials. SNHA staff are working remotely and our office at the Zimmerman Center is closed to the public. Please contact our team by email as needed to continue good work for our community in this challenging time. Staff emails are available by clicking on the “Staff” tab and individual staff name on our website here: https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/about-us/our-team/.
SNHA’s two visitor centers at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage and Columbia Crossing River Trails Center are closed until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect residents, visitors, and staff. SNHA programs and facility rentals at the Zimmerman Center and Columbia Crossing are cancelled through at least April. Pre-paid tickets and deposits for cancelled events will be refunded. Updates on our visitor centers will be posted on SNHA’s website and Facebook pages.
Note that public access areas, parking, and trails adjacent to our visitor centers remain open for public use and recreation, though restrooms at Columbia Crossing and the Zimmerman Center are closed. Please practice good social distancing as you venture outside for healthy recreation along the Susquehanna.
Thank you for your continued support of SNHA and other community organizations through this national emergency. We hope for a timely, healthy return to normal for everyone across our region, state, nation, and world. And remember, let’s be careful out there!
Mark N. Platts, President
Susquehanna National Heritage Area
March 13, 2020 – As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, SNHA is adjusting our response based on the guidance and actions of our public officials. With today’s two-week, state-wide closure of public schools by Governor Tom Wolf, and in consultation with our staff and our partners at Columbia Borough, SNHA has decided to close our visitor centers through Friday, March 27th. This decision is made out of an abundance of caution in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and protect the health and well-being of residents and visitors. Public access areas and trails adjacent to our sites (including parking areas) will remain open for public use and recreation. However, the restrooms at both Columbia Crossing and the Zimmerman Center will be unavailable during the closure. We will monitor and re-evaluate the situation as needed. Extension of closures or other changes to public hours will be shared by website, social media, and emails. SNHA’s administrative offices at the Zimmerman Center will remain open for now, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, but we ask our community to reach out digitally or by phone instead of personal visits to help ensure the wellbeing of everyone. Thank you for your support of SNHA. We look forward to a timely, healthy return to normal along the Susquehanna and across our region, state, and nation.