Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new vaccine requirement for D.C. restaurants, gym and other businesses starting January 15:

This includes children over 12:

The mandate is targeted primarily at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and events/meetings:

Details here:

Grocery stores, museums, churches and retail stores aren’t covered by the order:

It does sound like there will be some confusion based on this definition though:

She explained the churches, retail and museums have different risk profiles than restaurants, gyms, and nightclubs:

And there will be some sort of fast-food exemption:

She also admitted the mandate is really to force people to get vaccinated and not “squash case numbers”:



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