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Dr. Boozman's Check-up

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ARKANSANS CONSIDERING TRAVELING TO THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA**

  • District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowers issued Order 2020-081 on July 24, 2020 which requires all persons arriving to the District of Columbia from coronavirus “high-risk areas” to self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • High-risk areas are locations where the seven-day moving average of the daily new COVID-19 case rate is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

  • Arkansas is among the states currently listed as a "high-risk area" in the Mayor's order, which would require a self-quarantine on the part of travelers upon arrival into the city.

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When Arkansans visit Washington, D.C., I strive to make their trips enjoyable and memorable. However, due to growing health and safety concerns relative to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus, it is important to note that public visits and tours of many of the popular sites in Washington have been suspended.

Please consult the list below for the current visitation status of sites. If you have additional questions, please call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4843.

U.S. Capitol Building
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/book-tour-capitol

White House
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: Call the 24-hour Visitors Office information line at 202-456-7041

U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/COVID-19.aspx

Pentagon
Status: 
Public tours suspended until further notice.
Check for updates: https://pentagontours.osd.mil/Tours/

Arlington Cemetery
Status: Closed to visitors; funerals proceed as scheduled.  
Check for updates: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/COVID-19

Smithsonian Institution Museums & the National Zoo
Status: National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is open from 10am to 5:30pm and requires timed-entry passes. It is open daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older. The National Zoo is open daily from 8am to 4 pm and requies timed-entry passes. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older. All other Smithsonian Institution museums will remain temporarily closed.
Check for updates: https://www.si.edu/visit/hours / https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/covid-19-update

Library of Congress
Status: All Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public, including researchers and others with reader identification cards and all Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are postponed or canceled through July 1. 
Check for updates: https://www.loc.gov/about/pandemic-information/for-public/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: Temporarily closed.  
Check for updates: https://www.ushmm.org/

National Archives
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

FBI Headquarters
Status:
 Closed to all visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: 
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters/the-fbi-experience

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: http://www.bep.gov

United States Mint
Status: Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities

The Kennedy Center
Status: Most previously scheduled performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center through the end of 2020 have been canceled. The JFK Memorial is open for viewing Wedensday through Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. All visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building.
Check for updates: https://www.kennedy-center.org/news-room/closure-update/

Ford’s Theatre
Status: Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/