The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Saturday it will temporarily close its doors starting March 16 due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Saturday it will temporarily close its doors starting March 16 due to concerns over coronavirus.


"As always, the health and safety of our employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex," the press release read. "Our goal is also to mitigate the spread of the virus."


The visitor complex will offer refunds for already-purchased daily admission tickets, as well as for private programs, such as the Astronaut Training Experience, Overnight Adventures, Special Interest Bus Tours and Dine With An Astronaut.


Earlier in the month, the visitor complex had increased its use of hand sanitizing stations throughout the complex for guests and employees.


The news comes after Walt Disney World and Universal Studios announced Thursday they would also be closing Monday in light of the virus.


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"Leadership will continue to monitor the situation and when it is deemed safe for guests to return, the entire facility will be cleaned and sanitized prior to re-opening," according to the press release.


"This will include Kennedy Space Center Tour buses, all attractions, eateries and theaters at the main campus and at the Apollo/Saturn V Center."