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UPDATED: Feb. 3, 2021
National Park Service implements federal mask requirement for COVID‐19 prevention and protection
ATLANTA, GA – To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask‐Wearing, NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. At Andersonville National Historic Site, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained including at the following locations:
- Andersonville NHS: grounds (including National Cemetery) and site restrooms
- Jimmy Carter NHP: Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm buildings and grounds, Plains Depot and grounds, Plains High School grounds
- Ocmulgee Mounds NHP: grounds, visitor center, and Earth Lodge
- Andersonville NHS: POW Museum remains closed.
- Jimmy Carter NHP: Plains High School and restrooms remain closed.
- Ocmulgee Mounds NHP: The visitor center and Earth Lodge closed Monday‐Thursday.
Last updated: February 4, 2021