World renowned research institute and museum system, The Smithsonian Institution, reversed its mask policy, requiring visitors as young as 2 to wear a face covering to enter their museums. The change comes amidst concerns over the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus.
The Smithsonian, considered to be the world’s largest museum, research and education complex with its 19 museums mostly concentrated in the United States capitol city, Washington DC stated that now all patrons will be required to wear a mask whether they are vaccinated or not.
This change reflects the mask requirements all over the capital city. The District of Columbia will now again require people to wear masks while indoors according to Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The requirement applies to all of those vaccinated or not and are two years or older.
Smithsonian visitors will be able to remove masks while drinking or eating in designated areas.