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“Following guidance from the CDC and the NPS Office of Public Health, the Washington Monument is temporarily closed to visitors.”

“2:29 AM – 10th December” Photo by aravkharkwal

From the National Park Service effective today:

“Temporary Closure Beginning December 18, 2020

Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and in coordination with the NPS Office of Public Health, the Washington Monument is temporarily closed due to a reduction in its workforce resulting from a potential COVID-19 exposure. NPS is working to staff the Washington Monument at the appropriate levels to maintain the safety of its operations for visitors and employees.”

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