Visiting the Capitol? Here are the new guidelines you need to know

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- According to the proclamation made by Gov. John Bel Edwards, beginning May 3 the Capitol building will be open to the general public for any business within the building.

  • This includes attending committee meetings, observing any public proceedings, use of the post office, cafeteria, and visiting and touring the public areas.

Wearing your mask will be encouraged, but it is optional. Face masks will also be available at the doors.

Temperature checks will continue to be taken. Visitors with temperature of 100.4 and above will not be admitted.

The public will only be allowed to enter through the breezeway doors.

All group visits will be limited to 30 people, no large group tours or large scheduled outside tours at this time.

The observation deck will remain closed until further notice.

The Memorial Hall (the Rotunda) on the first floor will be opened for those who have booked the space through the Speaker’s office and the President’s office. Those groups booking the Rotunda will be limited to 30 people.

Social distancing will not be practiced in the Chamber public areas.

  • This includes balconies, the public areas of the committee rooms for both the House and Senate.

Only approved events will be held in the Pentagon.

There will be signs posted on all entry doors that masks are optional.

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