Texas Preservation Board Lays Out How Public Can Access State Capitol For The Upcoming Legislative Session

The Texas State Capitol will re-open to the general public on Monday morning but there will be noticeably different changes in place due to COVID-19.

The Texas State Preservation Board, which oversees the Capitol complex and public areas announced that the building will be open to the public between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday the building will be closed for cleaning.

If you want to visit the Capitol during those times you might want to keep in mind that the public will only be allowed to enter through the north entrance of the building and a mask will be required inside.

The Preservation Board says that visitor capacity limits will be strictly in place and there will be no public tours or groups allowed.

Senate and House members will be allowed to decide how to handle things within their own offices and their respective chambers.

COVID-19 testing is being encouraged and it will be made available at the north entrance at no expense. The state says that no personal data will be collected when you are tested.

The official start of the legislative session will be at noon on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

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