Bedbug Infestation at D.C. Tax Office Sent Workers Home Friday

Workers at the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue in Southwest D.C. were sent home early Friday after a report of bedbugs in the building.

But when the building was cleared and the area examined, only two bugs were found.

"Out of an abundance of caution for the wellbeing of our employees we decided the best course of action was to send them home," said David Umansky, public affairs officer for the District's Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in an email.

Hundreds of workers were sent home early, at 3 p.m., after the discovery. The affected area was sprayed; the rest of the building, where no bugs were found, will be sprayed Monday night.

The building was reopened Monday, and operations are back to normal.

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