MADISON—The State Capitol will be open to the public beginning at 1:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020 for the scheduled Legislative Sessions that are currently scheduled at 2:00 p.m. The State Capitol will then be closed to the public again one hour following the session.

The Department of Administration (DOA) closed the State Capitol building to the public on March 26, 2020, as a continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

DOA will continue reviewing strategies to limit COVID-19’s spread based on guidance from the CDC and DHS Public Health Officials. All individuals are encouraged to do the following:

Stay at home as much as possible. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, play dates, and nonessential appointments.

    • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people, when possible.
    • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and cough and sneeze into your elbow.
    • Continue to visit the Department of Health Services COVID-19 informational website, This comprehensive website has resources, updates, and answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19.


More information regarding the state-wide COVID-19 response is also available here.

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