Large gatherings of people have not happened at the Capitol since March in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. The complex is also closed to visitors, and social-distancing rules are in place.
It is unclear whether the U.S. Capitol will reopen to accommodate a public viewing of Lewis’ coffin or if his family will make arrangements for a smaller-scale event in Washington.
The family is waiting to announce Lewis’ funeral details until after the Rev. C.T. Vivian is funeralized on Thursday, out of respect for that family.
Vivian’s body was lying in state at Georgia’s Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, and the viewing was open to the public.
State officials have said they are willing to make similar arrangements for Lewis.