D.C. Mayor Bowser Says The District Will Reopen Under Phase Two on Monday


Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today (June 19) via Twitter that The District will enter Phase Two of reopening on Monday, June 22. The decision was made after 14 days of sustained decrease in community spread of coronavirus during phase one was marked, according to NBC Washington.

Phase Two will affect many public places and businesses, with looser restrictions on indoor dining, places of religious worship, playgrounds, nail salons and more. Gatherings of up to 50 people are now permitted. People are still encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and to continue wearing masks in public.

Restaurants: Customers can be served indoors at a max of 50% capacity.

Parks: Playgrounds and fields allowed to reopen. League sports remain prohibited. Pools reopen for certain activities.

Gyms: Gyms, health clubs, dance studios, workout studios, and yoga studios can reopen with a rate of 5 people per 1000 feet.

Businesses: Non-essential retail businesses can have customers inside at a max of 50% capacity.

Arts: Entertainment venues and movie theaters remain closed.

Places of Worship: Gatherings of up to 100 people or 50% capacity is allowed, whichever is less.

For more exhaustive explanations and details on the above and more, visit the Phase Two outline on coronavirus.dc.gov.

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