White House to resume its full tour schedule next month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Public tours of the White House will resume a full operating schedule next month, after nearly a year and a half of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Free tours of the executive mansion were suspended when President Joe Biden took office, as officials tightened virus protocols in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

They resumed on a limited basis, being held only Friday and Saturday mornings, on April 15, and will now return to their normal schedule from Tuesday through Saturday, excluding federal holidays, beginning on July 19.