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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Are face masks required?

Beginning March 11, face masks are optional but encouraged.

What is the vaccination requirement?

At this time, no proof of vaccination is required for entry or dining.

Health Self-Check

Please help us protect our visitors and staff by conducting on the day of the scheduled visit, prior to entry, a self-check of your health and the health of anyone planning to visit the National Gallery with you. If you or anyone in your group answers “yes” to any of the questions below, you must reschedule your visit for another day.

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Do you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Note: Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period and/or having direct contact with mucus or saliva.
  • In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
  • Fever (100.3˚F or higher) or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. Visitors to the National Gallery voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.

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