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Campus Notebook: A C of O for the CVC

Less than two months before it opens, the Capitol Visitor Center is officially safe for visitors.

[IMGCAP(1)]The Architect of the Capitol was issued a permanent certificate of occupancy last week, signaling that the facility’s fire- and life-safety systems are complete.

Now officials will begin a “test and adjust” period, where they will seek feedback from staffers, Members and the public. The CVC will open Dec. 2.

“The Certificate of Occupancy gives our team the green light to begin this process, and will greatly enhance our ability to ensure each visitor’s experience to the U.S. Capitol will be comfortable, educational, and inspiring,” CVC Chief Executive Officer Terrie Rouse said in a news release.

Some offices have already moved into the CVC’s House and Senate expansion space. Those move-ins will continue, while certain parts of the CVC will be closed off for opening preparations, according to the release.

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