DC and tech companies adopt security measures for grand opening day

DC and tech companies adopt security measures for grand opening day

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As national security increases ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking a number of steps to deter visitors and keep area residents safe. Bowser this week issued an order to extend the break from activities in the city until 5 a.m. on January 22. She also urges DC residents to opt for the city’s emergency alert system to stay informed of city updates. Local businesses have been notified of street closures impacting the city’s downtown core, with warnings of security perimeters sanctioned by special national security events, metro station closures, restricted parking and traffic delays for those traveling in the city. Some urban tech companies are also taking important steps to prepare for the grand opening and deter dangerous activity. Airbnb announced on Wednesday that it will block and cancel all reservations in Washington during inauguration week, while Lime is …
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