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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Are face masks required?

All visitors ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination, are required to wear masks indoors. Masks are not required in the Sculpture Garden, except inside the Pavilion Café.

What is the vaccination requirement?

Beginning January 21, to dine indoors visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of having had at least a first vaccination. Indoor dining will be available inside the Cascade Café on the Concourse and in the Sculpture Garden Pavilion Café. The Pavilion Café also offers to-go orders for all visitors, regardless of vaccination.

Beginning February 15, to dine indoors visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of a full initial course of vaccination: both doses of two-dose vaccines such as Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of single-dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen. We accept all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization.

What are acceptable forms of proof of COVID-19 vaccination status? 

  • CDC-issued vaccination card (original, photocopy, or digital copy/photo) 
  • Immunization record from a healthcare provider or public health authority 
  • Record in a COVID-19 verification app (e.g., VaxYes, Clear, Excelsior, MyIR) 
  • World Health Organization vaccination record

Visitors ages 18 and up must also provide a photo ID such as: 

  • State-issued driver’s license or limited-purpose driver’s license 
  • Any other state issued ID
  • Passport
  • DC One Card 
  • Student ID 
  • Permanent resident card

Are there any exceptions to the vaccination requirement? 

Visitors may dine indoors without showing proof of vaccination if they provide documentation of: 

  • a medical exemption, such as a note from their doctor or
  • a religious exemption, such as an attestation form, 
  • and a negative result from a PCR or antigen COVID test taken within the last 24 hours.

The restroom located inside the Pavilion Café is open to all visitors, regardless of vaccination, provided they are wearing a mask (if age 2 and up).

What is the rule for visitors under the age of 12? 

Visitors under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination, though they are required to be accompanied by an adult during their visit at all times. If dining inside, their adult guardian must show proof of vaccination and a photo ID.

What vaccines are accepted?

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