It had been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Annapolis, Md (KM) Starting on Friday, May 21st, the State House in Annapolis will reopen to the public. Governor Larry Hogan made that announcement on Tuesday during a bill signing ceremony. He said the decision to reopen the State House was done in consultation with Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones.
“And I think it’s just one more step in the right direction in the return to normalcy after a hard fought battle with COVID-19,” the Governor said.
The State House will be open to visitors from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. State officials say all visitors and tour groups will be limited to 25 people, not including the tour guide. Anyone entering the State House will be subject to COVID-19 protocols such as screening questions and thermal scanning.
Visitors to state-owned and leased buildings will not be required to wear masks, but anyone who has not been vaccinated against this virus is strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
All other state buildings are open to the public by appointment through the individual government agency or department.
By Kevin McManus