(Washington, DC) -- The public can tour the White House again.
The Biden Administration announced the change after two years of being closed to the public. They say the change comes after a drop in COVID-19 cases across the country and within Washington, D.C.. The transmission level within the city is now considered low, based on standards set by the CDC.
Initially, public tours will be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The schedule can change due to official use, inclement weather, or if COVID-19 does resurge in the area.
"The White House will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation with guidance based on recommendations from the CDC, and other public health officials and medical experts, and reserves the right to adjust availability of the public tours as necessary to adhere to the latest health guidance," the White House said.
Face masks are optional for visitors.