DC updates mask guidelines days before lifting most capacity restrictions

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser provided an update on guidance for mask-wearing days before most capacity restrictions are slated to be lifted.

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On Monday, the mayor clarified that fully vaccinated people will only need to wear masks according to the following:

- On public transportation and ride sharing

- At schools and child care facilities  

- Healthcare settings  

- When required per workplace or establishment policies

- Homeless shelters

- Correctional facilities

The mayor also asked that residents adhere to signs regarding whether masks are required or not, and that even fully vaccinated people should at least have a mask with them when they leave their home.

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If a business posts a sign indicating that masks are required, you must wear a mask, the mayor said.

The District is slated to lift most capacity restrictions on Friday, May 21 at 5 p.m. for most public and commercial activities.  

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On Friday, June 11, bars, nightclubs and large sports and entertainment venues will be able to resume normal operations.