At Pa. Capitol, the doors were slammed shut Thursday, and you can thank the D.C. riot for that

By: Charles Thompson

The Pennsylvania State Capitol was closed to the public Thursday, with an exclamation point.

One day after the nation was riveted to news coverage of supporters of President Donald J. Trump raiding the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from its final certification of the electoral college vote in favor of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, leaders at the state Capitol ordered workers there to work from home Thursday, primarily as a precaution.

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Pa. Capitol to reopen to the public on June 22

By: Jan Murphy

The “no visitors” signs at the state Capitol doors will soon be removed and life at the Capitol can get somewhat back to normal.

The state Department of General Services announced on Wednesday that the Capitol will be reopen to the public with modified prevention protocols, starting on Monday. Entrances to the Main Capitol, the East Wing and North Office Building will all be accessible to the public.

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