Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a press conference today that she will declaring a State of Emergency in the District as COVID-19 cases continue to increase.
Beginning Tuesday, December 21st at 6 AM, the indoor mask mandate will be reinstated in DC until 6 AM on January 31, 2022. DC had dropped its indoor mask mandate back in November.
DC will also institute a change to its Government vaccine mandate to now include the booster shot, with no test-out option.
Last week it was reported that Washington, DC had recorded its highest number of single day COVID-19 cases during the entirety of the pandemic.
3) Institute DC Government vaccinate mandate, including boosters, with no test-out option. pic.twitter.com/07AxxpKpTY
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) December 20, 2021