FREMONT – Starting this week, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will no longer require visitors who have received the Covid-19 vaccine to wear face-coverings.
Visitors who are not vaccinated are asked to continue wearing a face covering in all Hayes Presidential facilities, at indoor special events and at outdoor events when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are highly encouraged for children ages 3-11 and any other unvaccinated individuals 12 and older, according to public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hayes Presidential will not require proof of vaccination and asks visitors to respectfully follow this policy, as about 22% of its visitors are children not eligible for vaccination.
Staff interacting with visitors and the public will continue to wear face coverings.
These changes come after recent announcements from the CDC and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and are in line with those orders and recommendations.
Hayes Presidential will continue with increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures it has done since it reopened to the public last summer. Hand sanitizer stations remain available throughout the museum, library and Hayes Home.
Anyone who requires special accommodations for their visit is asked to provide 72 hours notice and contact Kristina Smith, marketing/communications manager, at 419-332-2081, Ext. 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through June, Hayes Presidential is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In July, hours will be expanded to 9 a.m. to 5 pm. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Advance, online tickets are available at rbhayes.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org.