The mayor announced that restaurants will be able to reopen at 25 percent capacity – or no more than 250 people.
The reopening will go into effect at 5 a.m.
Indoor dining has been banned in the District since a December spike in COVID-19 metrics, and fears that the holidays might yield more cases.
Restaurateurs in the nation’s capital – at the time - expressed frustrations as they try to maintain their businesses with only outdoor dining during the winter months.
The mayor said additional guidance on other paused activities will be forthcoming.