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US Capitol closing to public until April amid virus outbreak

Congress is shutting the Capitol and all House and Senate office buildings to the public until April in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 9:06 AM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 11:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is shutting the Capitol and all House and Senate office buildings to the public until April in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.

The House and Senate sergeants at arms said in a statement the closure will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Lawmakers, aides, journalists and official visitors will be allowed into the buildings.

The statement says officials are acting “out of concern for the health and safety" of congressional employees and the public.

The officials say they're responding to the advice of District of Columbia health officials and of Congress' own doctors. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 250514

Reported Deaths: 6315
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078063457
Riverside19450479
Orange15778360
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial6979105
Alameda6472140
Fresno562677
Kern510080
Santa Clara4849160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
San Francisco377650
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3441108
Contra Costa343279
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271019
Kings258332
Stanislaus239144
Monterey179115
Solano147625
Merced127211
Sonoma126710
Placer78611
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4173
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1444
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo331
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Hi: 96° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 93°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Few Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 93°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 81°
Willows
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Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 93°
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