• The refuge is open.
  • Restrooms, parking lots and trails are open. 
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia's visitor center is closed.
  • Fisherman Island NWR tours are temporarily suspended.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service are closely monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with CDC guidance and other federal, state, and local health authorities, facilities managers in national wildlife refuges continue to do everything they can to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors. 


CDC tips for reducing the spread of and exposure to germs.