DC mayor relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions

DC mayor relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserBowser on Manchin's DC statehood stance: He's 'not right' DC mayor defends restricting dancing at weddings amid pushback DC mayor admitted to Democratic governors group amid statehood fight MORE (D) announced on Monday that the District will relax some COVID-19 restrictions this spring. 

Bowser said during a briefing that live entertainment venues will be allowed to have up to 500 people in attendance beginning on May 1.

Movie theaters, weddings, special events, regional business meetings and conventions will also be able to operate at 25 percent capacity.


Additionally, outdoor races, recreational pools, recreation centers, libraries, museums, galleries, exhibits and nonessential retail sites can open at 50 percent capacity.

Outdoor splash pads can open at a full capacity, she added. 


Bowser also announced that more than 162,000 D.C. residents have been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than 343,000 vaccine doses have been administered by city health officials, she added.

The mayor’s office has shared that approximately 190,621 people have preregistered for a vaccine appointment.