DC Moves to Shutdown Wharf Amidst Large Crowds

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, April 5, 2020)  – The District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs moved in overnight to shutdown the DC Wharf.  This after huge crowds were seen over the weekend, violating the city’s social distancing guidelines.  An emergency closure notice was posted by DCRA overnight at 1100 Maine Avenue, SW.   Police can now be seen this morning blocking access to the area. This statement was released this morning by LaToya Foster – Communications Director for Mayor Muriel Bowser.

“The notice shall remain in effect until April 24 which is the last day of the public health emergency (subject to change). Since food is essential, the operators will be able to present a plan for social distancing to DCRA. If the plan allows for safe operations, the venue will be allowed to reopen, and DCRA and DC Health would continue to monitor compliance.”