Two years after the outbreak of the epidemic, the US Capitol has resumed its limited tour

Reservations must be made through the office of a member of Congress.

After nearly two years of closure due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, US Capital finally opened its doors on Monday.

According to a statement from Major General William Walker in the House Sergeant, it will be a limited reopening to include 15 people-led and staff-led people as well as school groups who have already registered. -Arms, and Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician at Capitol.

Certification of a daily negative health screening form is “recommended” for all visitors, as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Washington, DC and across the country.

Walker and Monahan wrote in the statement, “We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation in working together to resume Capitol’s public tours for the American people that protect the health and safety of visitors and institutional staff alike.”

Both officials said the choice to reschedule the limited visit was coordinated with congressional leaders, the U.S. Capitol Police and the board that oversees those forces, Capital Visitor Services and attending physicians.

Reservations are required and must be made through the office of a senator or representative. The website of the US Capital Visitor Center still states that it is not accepting tour reservations.

This is the first stage of the planned reopening of the Capitol for visitors. Work on the second phase is expected to begin in late May.

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