Mayor Muriel Bowser reminded residents "it is critical to remember that even though we have more testing, contact tracers, and hospital capacity than we did in March, this virus is still in our city, region, and nation. Without a vaccine or a cure, we must continue to take precautions - social distance, practice good hygiene, and wear a mask."
In Phase Two, District Government will remain in a modified telework posture, with adjustments to several agencies, including the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
So, what else is changing in Phase Two?
- The mass gatherings limit will now be set at no more than 50 people.
- Nonessential retail businesses may have customers inside as long as they operate at no more than 50% capacity and have social distancing safeguards in place.
- Tanning, tattoo, waxing, threading, electrolysis, cryotherapy, facial, and nail salons may open by appointment only.
- Indoor dining will be allowed as long as restaurants do not exceed 50% capacity.
- Gyms, health clubs, and yoga, dance, and workout studios may open in accordance with guidance from DC Health.
- DPR Pools may open for structured activities, including lessons and lap swimming, and apartment and condo pools may open in accordance with guidance.
- Playgrounds, courts, and fields will open, and low and moderate contact sports will be allowed.
- While houses of worship are encouraged to continue virtual services, indoor capacity limits will be adjusted to no more than 100 persons or 50% of capacity, whichever is less.
- Camps may open with no more than 10 persons in a cohort and with social distancing protocols and other safeguards.
- Libraries may reopen at 50% capacity.