After being locked down for a year and a half, the Nevada Capitol is once again open to the public.
The Capitol was closed in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only state employees who worked in the building, state workers with business there, elected officials with offices there and their invited guests were permitted to enter.
But Capitol Police say the front door is once again unlocked and visitors are welcome to tour the first and second floors, including the museum on the south end of the second floor, the old Supreme Court and old Assembly.
Visitors must, however, wear a mask or other face covering to enter.
The building is open during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The basement is closed to the public because there are no public offices there.
The decision to open the building comes just two weeks before Nevada Day festivities that annually draw several thousand visitors to downtown Carson City. The Nevada Day parade is Saturday, Oct. 30.
In addition, Halloween at the governor’s mansion is set for Sunday, Oct. 31.