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As local public health metrics allow, research rooms will open on a limited basis and by appointment only. You must have a virtual consultation before the on-site visit. Staff at all locations will continue to respond to emailed requests for records. Further information is on this Frequently Asked Questions page. 
The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and most Presidential Library museums are open with limited capacity. 
Reopenings and operations will rely on local public health metrics. Check the specific facility page for updates. More information about the National Archives’ response to coronavirus can be found at archives.gov/coronavirus​.
Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, 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. Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus): archives.gov/coronavirus​.
 
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