What Businesses Must Close In Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered all nonessential businesses in the District to close effective Wednesday at 10 p.m. Businesses that must close includes tour companies, hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, gyms, and other businesses not related to emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Bowser has provided that nonessential businesses can continue to telework. Read, Bowser full order here.

Here’s a breakdown:

What stays open in DC

  • Health care and public health operations like hospitals, clinics, dentists and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Grocery stores, supermarkets, licensed farmers’ markets, food banks, convenience stores and liquor stores;
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers;
  • Restaurants and other businesses that prepare and serve food — but only for delivery or carryout. The order includes food trucks;
  • Gas stations and auto repair shops;
  • Financial institutions like banks and credit unions;
  • Businesses that ship or deliver goods to consumers;
  • Taxis, ride-sharing services and other private transportation businesses;
  • Housing and living facilities, including hotels (but no conference facilities);
  • Essential infrastructure such as public works and utilities.

Bowser’s full order is available at D.C.’s website