Smithsonian Museums Are Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges In Washington DC

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The smithsonian is temporarily closing all of its museums starting november twenty third because of growing concerns over the spread of covid nineteen in the region and across the us that means locally eight smithsonian facilities including the national zoo will close dc's covid nineteen seven day average is steadily inching back up to the rate of positive cases. We saw back in may when cases per one hundred thousand people were at their highest in the washington region. To be honest. This news is giving me deja-vu in the worst way the trend is signaling more tough days ahead as thousands more people are infected with the virus and as many people consider their thanksgiving plans officials across the region have asked residents to limit and gathering in large groups for the holidays or to avoid it altogether if they can maryland and virginia have already increased restrictions to try and stop the spread of covid in dc mayor. Muriel bowser says new restrictions are coming soon

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