Texas Capitol COVID-19 Protocols

Building Access

  • Public access to the Capitol Building and Capitol Extension is available only through the north and south entrances of the Capitol Building.
  • Public access to the John H. Reagan Building is available only through the east entrance.
  • All individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask in compliance with the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Face masks, COVID testing, or vaccination is not required, HOWEVER, many legislators may require a negative test result or other measure before entering their offices.
  • House and Senate Committee protocols may vary and each chamber's rules should be consulted before attending a committee hearing. 

Health and Safety Protocols

Individuals entering these buildings are strongly encouraged to:

  • Practice social distancing from other individuals when possible.
  • Wash and sanitize hands often. Hand sanitizer stations are available at the entrance to each hearing room and other locations throughout the capitol complex.
  • Self-screen for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the building and stay home when sick.