COVID Closes Eastern Market Temporarily

Deep Cleaning Planned After Staff Member Tests Positive

Image used with permission of L. Janezich/Capitol Hill Corner

Eastern Market (227 Seventh St. SE) will be closed Sunday, April 26 for a deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Signage has been posted on market doors indicating the decision was made ‘out of an abundance of caution’. Merchants and vendors have been notified, and appropriate steps are being taken as recommended by DC Health.

Representatives said that the employee had last worked at the market April 24-25, adding that persons who had been in close contact with the employee had been informed so they could self-quarantine.

Eastern Market is expected to reopen as usual Tuesday, April 28. The market is generally closed Mondays.

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if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor or the DC COVID-19 test Hotline at 1-855-363-0333.