On Wednesday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she will be extending the coronavirus “Public Health Emergency” to May 15 and clarified the District’s face-covering guidelines.
The order also applied to the closure of the city’s schools and non-essential businesses. Which also includes the ban on gatherings of more than ten people.
“The order will require masks for hotel workers, guests and visitors, individuals using taxis, rideshares and private transportation providers, workers and customers of food sellers and strongly encouraged for workers and individuals using public transit,” says Bowser.
Mayor Bowser listed virus cases and deaths of vulnerable populations in various settings including: 1 death from the jail; 4 deaths at St Elizabeth’s mental hospital; 4 deaths among the homeless shelter residents; 9 deaths among nursing home patients. Currently DC deaths are 72. pic.twitter.com/LAEtChr5pA
— Sam Ford (@ABC7Sam) April 15, 2020
To read Mayor Bowser’s full order, click here.