The U.S. Postal Service will temporarily close post offices in Washington in preparation for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Fox News reports.
Mailboxes have also been closed and removed.
The Postal Service press office said this practice is part of its protocol.
“It is part of our normal procedures to ensure the safety of our employees and customers during protests or when large crowds gather near postal facilities, on postal routes or at mailboxes,” the Postal Service said in a statement.
More than 15 different Postal Service facilities have been destroyed in the District of Columbia.
On Jan. 20, D.C. will experience a massive street closure, a routine security procedure for the swearing-in of the U.S. president, but this year security has been raised to an unprecedented level, with 21,000 National Guardsmen and 5,000 military personnel on active duty deployed.