We are working to increase access to the park visitor center in a phased approach. The George Washington Carver National Monument visitor center will be open with limited capacity beginning Monday, 3/29, from 9am to 5pm. The information desk, park store, main floor museum, multipurpose room, and restrooms will be open. The theater and upstairs discovery area will remain closed. The building carrying capacity will be 25 visitors at a time for 30-minute durations during this phase.
To protect the health of those who work, and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, face masks are now required in all NPS buildings and facilities, including the visitor center and Carver house. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own masks. Disposable masks will be available at the VC for those who need them.
All formal interpretive programs and events will be held outdoors. Visitors will be asked to physically distance at a minimum of six feet.
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders: Newton County, Missouri Heath Department and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
For other park service updates, visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm
Last updated: March 29, 2021