BOSTON (AP)-_ The Massachusetts Statehouse is throwing open its doors to the public for the first time in nearly two years this week.

The building has been largely closed to all but lawmakers, Statehouse staffers and reporters since the start of the pandemic in Massachusetts in March 2020.

The public will again be able to enter the building starting Tuesday.

Masks will be required, as well as proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test from no more than one day before seeking entry.

The building has been closed to the public for more than 700 days.

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