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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 14-day self-quarantine on the part of travelers upon arrival into the city.

  • As of October 19, 2020, Arkansas remains on the mayor's most updated list of "high-risk areas."

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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: The White House has resumed public tours, on an extremely limited basis, at a dramatically scaled down level. Tours will be hosted two days a week instead of five, only on Friday and Saturday, from 8:00AM to 11:00AM. The number of individuals allowed in for tours will be held at under twenty percent of normal tour capacity. Requests must be submitted at least one month in advance. Please note that our office can only submit a request to the White House for your tour. All decisions about tour dates and times are made by the White House and subject to last minute rescheduling or cancellation. Confirmed tour guests will be notified by White House email approximately two weeks in advance and will receive detailed information on additional health and safety precautions in place at that time. All guests (ages 2 years and over) are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during their visit to the White House complex.
Check for updates: Call my Washington, DC office at 202-224-4843

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 daily from 10am to 5:30pm and requires timed-entry passes. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm and requires timed-entry passes. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older.
  • National Portrait Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 7pm and requires timed-entry passes. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 7pm and requires timed-entry passes. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older.
  • The Renwick Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am–5:30pm. Face-coverings are required for visitors ages six and older.
  • The National Zoo is open daily from 8am to 4pm and requires 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


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 until further notice. Furthermore, all Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are postponed or canceled until September 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 10am-5pm. 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: Opened for limited, self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Timed tickets are required and made available each Friday for the following week.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/visit/welcome-back/