On October 18, we began to recall more staff to our facilities. The number of recalled staff depends on the transmission level (substantial, moderate, or low) of the county in which the facility is located. As conditions improve in parts of the country, we have been reopening our research rooms and museums. The expansion of operations for each level is detailed in our Reentry and Post-Reentry Plan
Where possible, we are hosting public events and outreach activities
online and through virtual meetings. All in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals are cancelled until further notice.
Research Rooms and Museums
As local public health metrics allow, our research rooms will open on a limited basis and by appointment only.
Please check the specific facility page
for updates and how to make an appointment.
Most of our museums have reopened with limited hours and timed tickets. Reopenings and continued operation rely on local public health metrics.
Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters
You may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request
or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic.
Notice to Veterans
The National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals.
If you have an urgent need for access to military service records, please use our online request tool
or fax your request to 314-801-0764. This is a dedicated line for emergencies only.
If your request is not urgent, please consider delaying it until we are past this national emergency. We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operation
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COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan
NARA’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan
documents our protocols to protect the safety of our staff and visitors. NARA's Workplace Safety Plan implements Executive Order 13991, Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing
(January 20, 2021), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-21-15, COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace: Agency Model Safety Principles
(January 24, 2021).
What the U.S. Government Is Doing
— for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House
— for official Coronavirus (COVID-19) health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Get information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma and COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, and frequently asked questions.
GSA offers government-wide information on USA.gov related to COVID-19 activities:
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