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Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington lift mask requirement for fully vaccinated visitors

Mask-wearing is still recommended for those who are not vaccinated.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Fully vaccinated people can now enjoy the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington mask-free, the businesses announced Friday.

"This is truly a remarkable day. After 14 long months, we now see that the end is in sight. The message is very clear, vaccinations work, they are highly effective, and allow you to return to a normal life,” said Texas State Aquarium President & CEO Tom Schmid. “I encourage everyone who may still be on the sidelines, get the shot." 

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The Aquarium said they will be hosting vaccination clinics onsite as early as next week.

The Aquarium and USS Lexington are encouraging all guests who are not vaccinated to please continue wearing a mask while indoors.

Effective immediately and based upon CDC guidance, the USS Lexington Museum will no longer require facial coverings for...

Posted by USS Lexington Museum On The Bay on Friday, May 14, 2021

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