Smithsonian temporarily closes 4 museums due to COVID
The Smithsonian said it will temporarily close four museums for the remainder of the holidays due to a surge in COVID cases among staff.
Driving the news: The closures will "allow the Smithsonian to reallocate staff and keep all other museums open for the remainder of the week," the Smithsonian said in a release Wednesday.
Details: The museums affected are the National Museum of African Art, the National Postal Museum, the Anacostia Community Museum and the National Museum of Asian Art.
- They are scheduled to reopen Jan. 3.