The previous emergency order was set to expire Oct. 9, but was extended as the District remains in Phase 2.
WASHINGTON — Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that the District’s Public Health Emergency order has been extended until Dec. 31, 2020. The previous emergency order was set to expire Oct. 9 but was extended as the District remains in Phase 2 of reopening.
The emergency order should not be confused with a stay-at-home order.
Currently, in Phase 2, telework is still encouraged within the District, and mass gatherings are permitted up to 50 people. Certain activities, like churches, are allowed to increase that number if requested and approved from a waiver.
A number of restrictions still remain in place in order to slow the spread of the virus.
Read the full public health emergency order below:
Here’s what’s Phase 2 looks like in the District:
- Restaurants, non-essential retail