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Library of Congress, US Capital, SCOTUS. most venues in NYC, many colleges, schools closed – concerts cancelled

  • Library of Congress Announces Limited Access to Facilities until April 1, 2020 “Out of an abundance of caution, all Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, until Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. Library employees, contractors, authorized visitors and other credentialed Capitol Hill staff will continue to have access to the buildings. During the closure, all Library-sponsored public programs are postponed or cancelled through end of March.”
  • The Supreme Court has closed its building to the public due to coronavirus
  • has updates on school, college and university closures in DC, MD VA.
  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update – “The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed for tours beginning Thursday, March 12, at 4:30 p.m. All tours are cancelled. We expect to reopen for tours Thursday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Capitol Visitor Center at a future date.”
  • Also Closed via Yahoo: “New York cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all 3 locations) announced temporary closures and cancellations on Thursday over the coronavirus pandemic. The Met said it would close from March 13 without giving a reopening date, while the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic cancelled programming through March 31…”
  • And more college campuses prep for distance learning….in cities around the country. See also Education Week – Map: Coronavirus and School Closures: As of March 12, 2020, 11:49 a.m. ET, 2,100 schools have been closed or are scheduled to close, affecting 1,309,426 students. Schools are closing for many reasons related to coronavirus, including exposures, cleaning, or planning for extended closures. There are 132,853 public and private schools in the U.S. and almost 50.8 million students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.”

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