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DC Mayor to Drop Most Vaccine, Mask Mandates by Beginning of March  

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will drop most of the city’s mask and vaccine mandates by the beginning of March.

The Democrat unveiled her decision Monday as cases of the contagion drop in the nation’s capital.

The vaccine mandate for indoor venues will expire on Feb. 15 while some mask mandates are set to end on March 1.

“COVID-19 cases have dropped by more than 90%, and there has been a 95% reduction in hospitalizations since the height of Omicron,” posted the Mayor on Twitter.

“The District’s indoor mask requirements will be dialed back on March 1, 2022,” she added. “On March 1, masks will continue to be required at a number of locations, including schools.”

Beginning March 1, masks will no longer be required in:

  • restaurants and bars
  • entertainment venues
  • gyms
  • churches
  • super markets
  • retail shops
  • businesses
  • D.C. government facilities

“We have to be nimble if something is to change, like it changed in December with a new, very contagious variant,” Bowser said. “I don’t think any of us can say here that there won’t be other variants that would require us to do something different.”

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