Washington Monument closed 'until further notice' due to Covid-19

The Washington Monument will be closeduntil further notice” 由于冠状病毒大流行, the National Park Service said Saturday 在一份声明中.

The monument had been closed since January 11 due to security concerns in the aftermath of the January 6 美国国会大厦的暴动 and the then-upcoming Inauguration Day.
National Park Service will monitor public health conditions in the Washington, 直流. 区, as well as the opening status of other nearby visitor attractions, and reopen the Washington Monument and other indoor park facilities as soon as it deems it is safe to do so,” the Park Service said in the statement. A reopening date has not been determined yet.
The monument closed in March, along with a handful of DC landmarks 大流行, before reopening again in October, though there was another short closure in December.
    There have been 870 deaths from Covid in Washington, DC., since last January. 在美国, Covid-19 has killed at least 416,907 people and infected about 25 百万, according to data by Johns Hopkins University.
    This newest closure comes under the new Biden administration, which has generally taken a sharply different approach to coronavirus preventative measures compared to the Trump administration.
      星期四, President Joe Biden used his first full day in office to unveil his national strategy for combating the pandemic, which included signing several executive actions.
      Our national strategy is comprehensive, it’s based on science, 不是政治. It’s based on truth, not denial, and it’s detailed,” 拜登说, speaking from the White House. The Biden administration’s 198-page plan is posted on WhiteHouse.gov.