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Canadian Museum of Nature joins with Capital region’s national museums to require proof of vaccination as of December 1

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Ottawa, November 15, 2021 – As of December 1, 2021, the Canadian Museum of Nature will require all visitors over the age of 12 to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for access to the museum. A similar policy will be implemented December 1 at the region’s other national museums: Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, Ingenium–Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, and the National Gallery of Canada. 

As public institutions, the proof of vaccination requirement offers another step to preserve the safety of visitors and staff, and to contribute to helping eliminate the spread of COVID-19. The national museums will also require all employees to be fully vaccinated by December 1, in alignment with recently announced federal guidelines.

In order to be considered fully vaccinated, visitors must have completed a full series of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their visit. They can present either a paper or digital copy of their vaccination receipt, or approved provincial App, along with government-issued ID that includes name and date of birth.

Since the start of the pandemic, the national museums in Ottawa-Gatineau have implemented a range of health and safety measures to combat COVID-19, including reduced capacity, time-based ticketing, mandatory face masks, enhanced cleaning and hand washing stations. Requiring proof of vaccination is another way the museums are ensuring a safe environment for visitors and employees. 

About the Canadian Museum of Nature
Saving the world through evidence, knowledge, and inspiration! The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 14.6 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site, nature.ca.

Information for media: 
Dan Smythe
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-698-9253

Laura Sutin
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-698-97142