Face Coverings Now Mandatory In DC

Mayor Bowser has issued an executive order, requiring anyone in the District leaving their home wear a face covering.  There are a few exceptions.  A mask is not required:

  • For individuals in an enclosed office
  • Children under the age of 2
  • When eating or drinking
  • If exercising vigorously

The Mayor says there is an upward tick of COVID-19 cases in the city, especially for those under the age of 40, with hospitalizations doubling for that group in the last month.   COVID-19 testing centers in the city are reopening today. There are 102 new coronavirus cases in DC.   627 reported in Maryland.  956 in Virginia.