COVID-19 Policy

The safety of our employees and visitors is of paramount importance. Rivers of Steel adheres to the guidelines and restrictions set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For information, please visit and
This policy outlines the steps Rivers of Steel is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

July 2021 Update

In accordance with the current guidelines set by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Rivers of Steel is no longer requiring masks to be worn by guests or employees. Those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask or those who are unvaccinated, are encouraged to do so. In consideration of changing conditions, Rivers of Steel may reinstate the policies outlined below, should the need arise. We request that all guests show consideration to those around them, maintaining physical distance when possible.

Employees and Volunteers

While working remotely is strongly recommended, if you are required to report to work at one of our locations, the following practices have been put into place:

  • Employees and volunteers will be subject to daily temperature readings.
  • Employees and volunteers are required to wear facial masks covering the nose and mouth. Rivers of Steel will provide masks as needed.
  • Employees and volunteers who have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as cough / sneeze / fever, or are not feeling well are required to stay home or will be sent home.
  • Employees and volunteers who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces will be scheduled regularly.
  • Limited occupancy will be enforced at each location.
  • Tour group sizes will be limited to 50% capacity.


  • All tickets for programs at the Carrie Blast Furnaces, the Bost Building, the W.A. Young & Son Foundry and Machine Shop, or on the Explorer riverboat must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • All guests can expect to have their temperature scanned.
  • All guests will be required to wear a facial mask covering the nose and mouth for the duration of your visit. If a guest arrives without a mask, one will be provided. Guests refusing to wear a facial mask will be asked to leave the property.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance from others. Families and groups arriving together are welcome to interact with one another but are required to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and other guests and staff.
  • Do not enter our sites if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as cough / sneeze / fever, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

General Hygiene Rules

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, which will be provided throughout the site.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Properly dispose of masks, gloves, and other trash.

Learn more about the events

such as tours, workshops, and festivals happening at each unique attraction.