February 22, 2022
VISITING HOURS — Visitors can enter the building starting Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can stay later, but only if they’re watching an ongoing House or Senate session.
VERIFICATION OF COVID-19 VACCINE OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST — General Court officers will check for either proof of vaccination or a negative test at the door, so bring your vaccine card, a photo of the card or digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Two shots of Pfizer, two shots of Moderna or one dose of J&J will satisfy the vaccine requirement. A negative PCR test or a photo of a negative rapid test from less than 24 hours before entry are also acceptable.
MASK UP — Masks are required in all common areas of the State House — entrances, hallways, elevators, restrooms. But lawmakers and their staffers can mask down “at their workstation.” Kids under 5 are exempt from both the mask and vaccine requirements.
COMPLIANCE CHECK — Credentialed state employees in compliance with vaccine requirements won’t need to show proof of vaccine to enter the building. Neither will journalists with State House press passes. The four State Representatives who remain out of compliance with the House vaccine mandate will have to follow the same rules as the public.