Foggy Bottom Campus to close in accordance with mayor’s curfew at 6 p.m.

Updated: Jan. 6, 2020 at 10:37 p.m.

The Foggy Bottom Campus will close from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday in accordance with the curfew Mayor Muriel Bowser issued in light of rioters who mobbed the U.S. Capitol.

In an alert sent to the University community at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, officials said the Foggy Bottom Campus will be closed to everyone besides residential students and on-site workers during the citywide curfew. The alert states the Metrorail will close at 8 p.m., and Metrobus will operate until 9 p.m.

“Please stay indoors during this time,” the alert states. “If you are currently on campus and are not a designated on-site employee, we strongly encourage you to leave campus as soon as possible.”

The alert states there is “additional security” on campus to keep the area safe, and officials urge members of the University community to “take caution.”

Officials said campus will reopen for “limited in-person activities” at 8 a.m. Thursday, with on-campus libraries, which shuttered ahead of the riots, remaining closed, according to a second alert sent to the University community Wednesday night. The alert states COVID-19 testing at the Marvin Center will open at 8 a.m., and the Medical Faculty Associates, which offers clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, will “assess their status” in the morning.

Commuters should expect increases to both traffic and ridership on Metro trains and buses Thursday, according to the alert.

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This story has been updated to include information about the University’s Thursday operations.

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