Federal employees ofÂ the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge, are back at work after the partial government shutdown ended Friday.
The shutdown started Saturday, December 22, and it lasted 35 days. It was the longest government shutdown ever.
During the shutdown, there wereÂ no National Park Service staff members or volunteers working at theÂ Park Service desk at the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge. The National Park Service did not monitor or update social media and websites during the shutdown, and it did not provide visitor servicesÂ at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, including public information. Also, all park programs were canceled.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park said its staff resumed regular operations on Sunday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed a short-term continuing resolution that re-opened the government for three weeks. [Read more…]