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story.lead_photo.caption Pictured in this April 2016 photo is the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City. The historic mansion has been shaped by personal touches of past governors. Photo by Julie Smith

Though tours of the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City have resumed, who's taking them has changed a bit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebecca Gordon, executive director of the Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion, said "we're getting small family groups" and all school groups that had been scheduled for tours have canceled.

The pandemic ended tours of the Governor's Mansion in March, but Gordon said one tour was given in July under the modifications for safety that have been made.

She said there were no tours in August because of maintenance needs.

Tours are being limited to small, distanced groups; the tours are by appointment-only; and they must be booked at least 24 hours in advance, Gordon said.

The docents giving the tours will be wearing masks, and though it's optional for the people on a tour, masks are available, and the distancing in the groups meets guidelines, she said.

Hand sanitizer is also available.

Tours of the Governor's Mansion are available 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and the tours have not been shortened because of the pandemic, Gordon said.

Tours can be scheduled by calling 573-230-7000.

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