Coronavirus FAQs & Information About Washington, DC
With the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the United States, you might be wondering specifically what steps are being taken in our nation’s capital to minimize its effects and keep residents and tourists safe. That’s why we at DC Trails have collected all of the important insight you need to know here, so you can have it in one easy place.
Below you’ll find some of today’s most frequently asked questions and facts about how Coronavirus is affecting Washington, DC, so let’s take a look!
Should I Travel to Washington, DC?
If you don’t want to cancel your upcoming tour of Washington, DC, don’t worry; it’s not obligatory. However, there are certain precautions you should take, such as these from the CDC. It’s important that those with health issues or preexisting conditions pay special attention to the recommendations while traveling and wash their hands regularly.
Has DC Closed Any Major Tourist Destinations Due to the Virus?
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, monuments and landmarks throughout the Washington, DC, area have reduced their hours or in some cases, postponed tours and visiting altogether. The best way to get the most current updates about museum and tourist destination closures is to visit the official tourism site of Washington, DC. Destination DC has a regularly updated list of all the closures and changes in hours of operation of the city’s major tourist destinations.
Has the Metro System Been Affected?
For those living in, or visiting Washington, DC, the city’s metro transit system is continuing to run. However, officials recommend not to use it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Those looking to get around the city and visit different tourist destinations may want to consider other options, as 19 stations are closed, including the Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery stations.
Is the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Still Open?
As a precautionary measure, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has closed its doors until April 27. In addition to the convention center, which is operated by Events DC, The Fields at RFK Campus, RFK Stadium, the DC Armory, Gateway DC and R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center are also closed until April 27.
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