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Washington Monument closes after Bernhardt visit

Washington Monument closes after Bernhardt visit
The Washington Monument closed to the public on Friday after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who recently visited the obelisk at the heart of the U.S. capital, tested positive for coronavirus.

capital, tested positive for coronavirus.Bernhardt tested positive on Wednesday.The Washington Monument is closed after David Bernhardt, the interior secretary, tested positive for COVID-19 (Getty Images) “The health and safety of the public and our employees is our top priority,” Goodwin said in an email.Since the reopening, no National Park Service workers at the monument have tested positive for COVID-19, Goodwin said.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> The Washington Monument closed to the public on Friday after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who recently visited the obelisk at the heart of the U.A pair of workers entered quarantine following the visit from Bernhardt, and the 555-foot marble tower will remain shuttered until Monday, according to the Interior Department.

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