DC Mask Mandate

DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

Everyone over 2 is required to cover their face inside D.C. starting Saturday

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If you're headed out to grab some groceries or do some shopping in D.C., remember to grab a mask.

The District reinstated an indoor mask mandate early Saturday morning. Everyone over 2 is required to cover their face in indoor, public settings.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people mask indoors in D.C. due to substantial transmission of the virus.

The alarming rise in coronavirus cases is leading to some big changes in the area. D.C. is operating under a revised mask order. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Cases are up about 26% this week. About 61% of residents have at least one vaccine dose, according to CDC data.

“We will continue to do what is necessary to keep D.C. safe,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a press conference Thursday.

The District reinstated an indoor mask mandate early Saturday morning. News4's Derrick Ward gets reaction from the chef at Silver in Northwest D.C.
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