D.C. to drop coronavirus vaccination requirement to enter businesses Effective Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 2022
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Monday she is dropping the city’s requirement that people show proof of coronavirus vaccination before entering many businesses in the city, as coronavirus transmission continues to trend downward throughout the region.
The District’s requirement for residents to show proof of vaccination to enter most businesses — announced in December — will cease Tuesday, Bowser said. She also said she’s allowing the city’s mandate to wear masks in all indoor public spaces to be lifted starting March 1. Bowser had rescinded the indoor masking mandate in November before the surging omicron variant spurred her to bring it back.
Masks will still be required in some congregate settings, like schools, public transit and emergency shelters, Bowser said. And D.C. government and health care employees and health care workers will still be subject to a vaccine requirement specific to those workers.