Jun 27, 2022 - Politics & Policy

White House public tours return to full schedule in July

Tourists are seen near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2021. Photo: Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images

Public tours of the White House will resume a full operating schedule beginning in mid-July, the White House announced on Monday.

Driving the news: The White House suspended public tours in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per CNN. Tours resumed in April of this year on a limited schedule.

The details: The full operating schedule will start on July 19, per the White House.

  • Tours will happen Tuesday through Saturday of every week from 8am to 12:30pm. The schedule is "subject to change," per the announcement. Congressional Tour Operators can submit requests for the full schedule beginning today.
  • The White House says it will continue to monitor COVID-19 and take recommendations from the CDC.
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, should stay home, per the announcement.
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