NARA - National Archives and Records Administration

07/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 12:32

Truman Library Closes Due to Public Health Conditions

Washington, DC

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, Missouri, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, effective July 26.

The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate in this area both far exceed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) definition of 'high transmission,' which is more than 99 new cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of more than 9.9 percent.

After closing due to the pandemic in March 2020, the Truman Museum reopened to guests on a limited basis on July 2, 2021. The National Archives will reopen the Truman Museum as soon as the public health conditions allow.