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Phase Two

Phase Two started on Monday, June 22, 2020

Phase Two Mayor's Orders

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Mayor's Order 2020-004
Extension of Paused Activities and Clarification of Duration of Public Emergency and Public Health Emergency
January 11, 2021
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Mayor’s Order 2020-127
Extension of the Public Emergency and Public Health Emergency and Implementation of a Holiday Pause on Various Activities to Flatten the Curve of COVID-19 Cases
December 18, 2020
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Mayor’s Order 2020-126
Modifying Phase Two Limits on Large Gatherings: Confirming 25% Caps on Occupancy Caps for Constitutionally Protected, Recreational, and Commercial Activity
December 16, 2020
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Mayor's Order 2020-123
Modified Requirement Related to Physical Activity to Combat Escalation of COVID-19 Pandemic During Phase Two
December 7, 2020

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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.

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Live Entertainment Pilot

The live entertainment pilot is hereby paused. Some previously-approved performances will be grandfathered.

Mayor's Order

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUANCE SYSTEM

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:

I. BACKGROUND

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.

IV. ENFORCEMENT

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.

MURIEL BOWSER
MAYOR
 

Muriel Bowser Signature

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MURIEL BOWSER
MAYOR