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Safety on the National Mall
The nation is currently at an elevated state of alert (code "yellow"), which constitutes a significant risk of terrorist attack. Because of the current threat environment, the U.S. Park Police is working with local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel to enhance security and to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all who will be participating in the Indepedence Day celebrations on the National Mall and surrounding areas. The mall will be opened to the public at 10:00 a.m.
First Aid Tents
Stop by a first aid tent to cool off in front of a fan or to get a drink of water!
Park rangerPark rangers at the memorials can also provide first aid assistance.
Wading in the Reflecting Pool
The National Park Service prohibits wading in the Reflecting Pool.
The Reflecting Pool contains stagnant, non-circulating water which is not filtered nor treated. The bacteria in the water may cause infection or illness.
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