Arlington County Urges Residents to Stay Home on Inauguration Day

Published on January 14, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

The Arlington County Board and County Manager join regional leaders in strongly encouraging residents and visitors to refrain from traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the Inauguration in person.

The swearing-in ceremony and other inaugural festivities will be live streamed and broadcast. Check the Presidential Inauguration Committee page for details.

Arlington County government offices and facilities will be closed January 20, 2021 in observance of Inauguration Day. As this is an evolving special event, any additional pertinent information related to Arlington County will be added to the holiday schedule webpage.

Stay Informed







As COVID-19 cases, positive tests and hospitalizations continue to rise in Virginia, remember that you are safer at home. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, as of Dec. 14, 2020, all Virginians must stay at home between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. (with some exceptions). Additionally, anyone 5-years and older are required to wear face coverings inside (except when eating, drinking or exercising) and when outdoors within six feet of another person. All social gatherings must be limited to 10 individuals.

We can all do our part by continuing to take the steps to slow the spread:

  • Stay home if sick
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep physical distance from others