D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that indoor businesses like restaurants and gyms will be required to verify patrons 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Some locations, such as grocery stores and churches, are exempt.
The enforcement will go into effect on January 15 at 6am. Proof of a second vaccine dose will be required beginning on February 15 at 6am.
•Restaurants, bars, nightclubs
•Indoor exercise and recreational establishments
•Indoor cultural and entertainment facilities
•Indoor event and meeting establishments
On Monday, Bowser declared a State of Emergency and reinstated the District’s indoor mask mandate.
BREAKING: DC to institute vaccine mandate for many indoor venues. A coalition of gyms had asked the mayor for this last summer but were rebuffed. Takes effect in full by February 15th. pic.twitter.com/xvAPZ1iT6D
— Jim Lokay (@LokayFOX5) December 22, 2021
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