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Mask Requirement for COVID-19 Prevention and Protection

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News Release Date: February 19, 2021

Contact: Pamela K. Sanfilippo, 314-655-1634

At Gateway Arch National Park and Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, both located in St. Louis, and at Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park, located in Ste. Geneviève, Missouri, face masks are required in all park buildings and facilities for everyone ages 2 and older.

The public can find information about the requirements on signs throughout the parks and on the parks’ websites:
• Gateway Arch National Park: or
• Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site:
• Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park:

In addition, the following public health measures and temporary closures are in effect:
• Bi-State Development, which operates the Gateway Arch’s Tram Ride to the Top, requires face masks for all tram riders ages 2 and older, no exceptions.
• Visitor access to the Old Courthouse at Gateway Arch National Park remains unavailable.
• For visitors accessing the park grounds at all three national park sites, face masks are required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
• For visitors attending programs or taking tours, indoors or outdoors, at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park, face masks are required at all times.

As conditions are subject to change, visitors should check the parks’ websites and social media channels for details on operations before they visit. Other tips to recreate responsibly are available on Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources and uphold this requirement.

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Last updated: February 19, 2021

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