WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an order Tuesday to temporarily close all non-essential businesses in the District in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The order also prohibits the gathering of groups of 10 or more people.
(FOX 5 DC)
"The intent of the Order is to temporarily cease all non-essential business activities, including tour guides and touring services; gyms, health clubs, spas, and massage establishments; theaters, auditoriums, and other places of large gatherings; nightclubs; hair, nail, and tanning salons and barbershops; tattoo parlors; sales not involved in essential services; retail clothing stores; and professional services not devoted to assisting essential business operations," according to a statement.
The order will go into effect on Wednesday at 10 p.m. and be in place until April 24.