Phase Two started on Monday, June 22, 2020
Phase Two Mayor's Orders
Per criteria outlined in Mayor Muriel Bowser's November 23, 2020 update, North Dakota and Hawaii are the only states not considered high risk. Virginia and Maryland remain exempt.
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Signage for Your Home
Signage for Businesses
- Please Wear a Mask
- Maintain 6 Foot Distance
- Maintain Distance and Mask Guidance
- Regulations for Restaurants/Bars
Signage for Restaurants
Guidances from DC Health
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(To find translated versions of these health guidances in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese, please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/translated.)
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Contacts of a Person Confirmed to have COVID-19 Updated
- COVID-19 HIV Fact Sheet
- Families with Children
- Handlers of Service and Therapy Animals
- In-home Volunteering with Seniors
- Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions
- Masks and Cloth Face Coverings
- PCR, Antigen, and Antibody Tests
- Persons Who Tested Positive for COVID-19
- Pet Owners
- Pets and Animals Frequently Asked Questions
- Quarantine after COVID-19 Exposure Updated
Businesses, Services and Activities
- Adult Day Program
- Apartments, Cooperatives, and Condominiums
- Construction Sites
- District Government Return to Work Guide
- First Steps for Non-Healthcare Employers when Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 Updated
- Food Retailers
- Gyms and Workout Studios
- Holiday Gatherings
- Hotel Accommodations
- Libraries, Museums and Exhibits
- Mass Gatherings
- Office Buildings
- PPE Care Packages
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Personal Services
- Places of Worship
- Private Gatherings
- Public Transit
- Retail Establishments (Non-Essential)
- Screening Tool Guidance
- Shared Transit
- Travel Updated
Childcare and Schools
Health Care Settings
- Dental Settings
- Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
- Elective Surgery
- Evaluation of Post-Vaccination Signs and Symptoms in Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
- Healthcare Personnel: Monitoring, Restriction and Return to Work
- Intermediate Care Facilities
- Intermediate Care Facilities - Indoor Visitation
- Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Facilities
- Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities
- Supported Living and Community Residence Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Residences - Indoor Visitation
Note: To To find translated versions of these health guidances in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/translated.
Reimagining Outdoor Space: Restaurants and Retail
Sidewalk space, alleys, parking lanes and travel lanes can be converted into parklets, outdoor dining seating, streateries, dining plazas and curbside pickup and delivery.
- Step 1: Read Guidelines on Reimagining Outdoor Space: Restaurants and Retail
- Step 2: Complete Expanded Outdoor Dining/Streatery Registration Form
- Step 3, if Applicable: Go to tops.ddot.dc.gov to submit a public space permit application
- Reimagining Outdoor Space: Restaurants and Retail Guidance
- Reimagining Outdoor Space: Restaurants and Retail Fact Sheet
- Streatery FAQs (Expanded Outdoor Dining)
- ABRA New and Expanded Outdoor Dining Seating Guidance
Current Permitted Streateries
There are 13 new streatery registrations since the last report two weeks ago. There are now 795 Streatery registrations. This includes 559 alcohol licensees, 93 restaurants without alcohol, 23 retailers and 120 community organization requests.
- Phase Two Warnings and Violations (as of March 2, 2021)
Live Entertainment Pilot
The live entertainment pilot is hereby paused. Some previously-approved performances will be grandfathered.
Mayor’s Order 2021-004
January 11, 2021
SUBJECT: Extension of Paused Activities and Clarification of Duration of Public Emergency and Public Health Emergency
ORIGINATING AGENCY: Office of the Mayor
By virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the District of Columbia pursuant to section 422 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973, Pub. L. 93-198, 87 Stat. 790, D.C. Official Code § 1-204.22 (2016 Repl.); section 5 of the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980, effective March 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-149, D.C. Official Code § 7-2304 (2018 Repl.); Mayor’s Orders 2021-002 and 2021-003; section 5 of the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980, effective March 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-149, D.C. Official Code § 7-2304 (2018 Repl.); section 5a of the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980, effective October 17, 2002, D.C. Law 14-194, D.C. Official Code § 7-2304.01 (2018 Repl.); section 1 of An Act To Authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to make regulations to prevent and control the spread of communicable and preventable diseases (“Communicable and Preventable Diseases Act”), approved August 11, 1939, 53 Stat. 1408, D.C. Official Code §§7-131 et seq. (2018 Repl.); the Coronavirus Public Health Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, effective Dec. 21, 2020, D.C. Act A23-0524, 67 DCR 14747 and Mayor’s Orders 2020-050, 2020-063, 2020-066, 2020-067, 2020-079, 2020-103, and 2020-127, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The findings of prior Mayor’s Orders relating to the public emergencies are hereby incorporated.
2. More than 22 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 373,000 have died from the disease. We have hit a new record in the District, with transmission at 41.22 new cases per 100,000 persons; total infections in the District have risen to 31,993, and tragically, 821 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
3. On December 18, 2020, Mayor’s Order 2020-127 instituted a pause of certain Phase Two activities during the holiday period from 10:00 p.m. on December 23, 2020 until 5:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021.
4. This Order extends the pause in Phase Two activities for public safety and health reasons, and Section VII of Mayor’s Order 2020-127 is modified to correspond with Council legislation’s effective date and duration.
II. PAUSE EXTENDED
The Phase Two activities paused by Mayor’s Order 2020-127 (December 18, 2020) shall remain paused until 5:00 a.m. on January 22, 2021 in the interest of public health and safety.
III. PUBLIC EMERGENCY AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DURATION
Section VII of Mayor’s Order 2020-127 is modified to correspond with the duration of the Coronavirus Public Health Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, D.C. Act 23-0524, effective December 21, 2020, such that the public emergency and public health emergency declared by Mayor’s Order 2020-045 and 2020-046, respectively, are extended through March 17, 2021.
Any individual or entity that knowingly violates this Order may be subject to civil and administrative penalties authorized by law, including sanctions or penalties for violating D.C. Official Code §7-2307, including civil fines or summary suspension or revocation of licenses.
The District of Columbia reserves the right to exercise provisions of the Communicable and Preventable Diseases Act, approved August 11, 1939, 53 Stat. 1408, D.C. Official Code §§7-131 et seq., if warranted, and to issue regulations providing for civil and criminal penalties and injunctive relief for violations of this Order.
V. EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION
This Order shall become effective immediately and shall remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. on January 22, 2021.