Headed to the Alamo? You’re ‘strongly’ encouraged to wear a mask even after Wednesday

Alamo staff and security will ‘strongly encourage’ visitors to mask up while on the site grounds

Visitors wearing face masks leave the Alamo, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Antonio. Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is lifting a mask mandate and lifting business capacity limits next week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Planning a family trip to the Alamo? Just in town for the day and want to squeeze in some history? Officials say you’ll be encouraged to mask-up even after Wednesday while visiting the historic site.

According to a statement by Alamo officials, masks are not required but are requested to be worn by visitors.

“The Alamo requests visitors continue wearing masks while on the grounds and they will be strongly encouraged to do so by staff and security,” Alamo officials said in a statement.

“Since the Alamo reopened last August, we have implemented several changes to provide a better experience during the pandemic,” Alamo officials said. “These measures include staff and visitors wearing masks, hand sanitizer stations set up through the site, increased virtual offerings online and the creation of a new timed-ticketing system so that visitors can experience the one-of-a-kind atmosphere inside the iconic Alamo church while practicing social distancing.”

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.