Washington Navy Yard reopens; Employees encouraged to telecommute

The Washington Navy Yard returned to normal operations today -- well, something closer to normal as the yard was scheduled to open at 6 a.m.

Isaac Hull Avenue, building 197 and selective areas around the building where 13, including the gunman, lost their lives , remains an active crime scene and closed until a time TBD.

In a release from the U.S. Navy shared Wednesday, it was communicated that though the Navy Yard has reopened, employees are encouraged to telecommute.

"The Washington Navy Yard is in Force Protection Condition (FPCON) BRAVO.  As the condition allows, FPCON condition will transition to ALPHA," the release stated.

Details

Only Department of Defense issued identification is recognized for access: Common Access Card (CAC), Military Retiree ID, Military Dependent ID. Personnel who left CAC/ID on the Washington Navy Yard will need to enter via the Visitor Control Center. The Visitor Control Center located at O and 11th Streets Gate will be open for normal hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.Gate Hours:

* 9th Street Gate will be open for 24 hours for inbound and outbound pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

* O Street Gate will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for inbound and outbound pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

* 6th Street Gate remains closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

* N Street Gate will be open from 5:30 - 9 a.m.

* All Riverwalk turnstiles remain closed.

* All other gates are secured for law enforcement operations.

* Parking:  All garages and surface lots are open.  Garage 28 may be partially restricted.

* Services:  All Washington Navy Yard food service operations, Navy Exchange, and Navy Federal Credit Union are authorized to reopen.  Personnel may still want to provide their own meals. The temporary fitness center in building 73 remains closed while serving as an operations center. The locker rooms are open in building 22 but the rest of the facility is closed.

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