— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 10, 2021
D.C. will lift most COVID-19 capacity restrictions on May 21 and the remainder on June 11, the mayor announced Monday. Face masks will still be required, in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Capacity restrictions on restaurants, non-essential stores, places of worship, office spaces, schools and several other types of sites will be lifted on May 21. Bars and nightclubs will be able to operate at 50% capacity starting then.
“We are seeing dramatic improvements in our health metrics,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Monday morning.
Starting May 21, there will no longer be capacity restrictions at:
– Weddings and special events
– Business meetings and seated conventions
– Places of worship
– Non-essential retail
– Personal services
– Private at-home gatherings
– Libraries, museums and galleries
– Recreation centers
– Gyms and fitness centers
– Office space
– Child care
Bars and nightclubs will be able to operate at 50% capacity starting May 21, and large sports and entertainment venues will continue the waiver process. Then, starting June 11, capacity restrictions will be dropped for bars, nightclubs and large sports and entertainment venues as well.