Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser finally revealed on Monday that she will be removing all coronavirus restrictions on businesses, including in-store customer limits, starting on May 21. Night clubs, sports venues, bars, and entertainment locations will be free from restrictions on June 11.
The district’s covid cases have decreased significantly, with only 15 new reported infections as of May 9, with zero new deaths.
“I give the credit to residents who followed the health guidelines, and they even outperformed where we believed we would be on this date, and that’s how we can now move closer to a full reopening, because of the large fall of cases,” Bowser said.
Still, the indoor mandates in place will stay, as residents keep getting the covid-19 vaccine. The district’s current seven-day average for new infections is 6.6 per 100,000 people.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) May 10, 2021
Breaking: Mayor Bowser to lift most capacity restrictions in D.C. on Friday, May 21. Full reopening coming on June 11. Story coming soon. pic.twitter.com/JDUfXE6zgo
— Laura Hayes (@LauraHayesDC) May 10, 2021
The Democrat recently got attention for enacting a ban on dancing at weddings. This weird restriction will be among the measures included in the May 21 reopening.
Author: Blake Ambrose