DC, tech companies are taking security precautions for Inauguration Day

DC, tech companies are taking security precautions for Inauguration Day

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As national security grows in the lead up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking a number of measures to deter visitors and keep the area’s residents safe. Bowser issued an order this week to extend the break from activities in the city to 5 a.m. on January 22. She is also urging residents of DC to sign up for the city’s emergency alert system to stay up to date with all the city’s updates. Local businesses have been notified of street closures affecting the city center, with warnings of National Special Security Event sanctioned security perimeters, metro station closures, limited parking spaces and traffic delays for those traveling through the city. Some urban tech companies are also taking important steps to prepare for the inauguration and deter dangerous activities. Airbnb announced on Wednesday that it will block and cancel all reservations in DC during its opening week, while Lime …
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