The Washington Monument reopens Thursday with coronavirus safety precautions in place.
After a six-month closure due to the pandemic, the monument will reopen with new safety precautions and cleaning procedures.
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The new procedures include a reduced elevator capacity, a face mask requirement and daily midday closures for cleaning, according to the National Park Service.
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Tickets for the monument will only be available here in order to promote social distancing at the site. Each ticket will cost a non-refundable fee of $1.50.
Before the virus hit, people would line up very early to get tickets. Now, the National Park Service says visitors should reserve their tickets a day before their visit to the monument.
After getting a ticket, Pat Sullivan still traveled to the monument early to be one of the first in line to return.
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"This has been a difficult time for everybody. And all these steps, all these events like this that get us back to where we were... I think that's a significant thing," Sullivan said.
The monument will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.