DC to require vaccinations for clubs, bars and all students
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia government is imposing a series of Covid-19 vaccine mandates in response to spiraling infection numbers and the march of the omicron variant.
Starting in mid-January, residents over age 12 will have to show proof of vaccination to enter any restaurant, bar, nightclub or gym.
All D.C. students must be fully vaccinated by March 1. People will be required to prove their status with their vaccine card, a photocopy or via an app on their phone.
The new rules come two days after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated the district’s indoor mask mandate.
Beginning Jan 15, 2022, businesses shall display a notice informing patrons that proof of vaccination is required to enter any indoor portion of a covered location.— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) December 22, 2021
Sample advisory notices are available for download at https://t.co/1guYaUWd08 pic.twitter.com/LR33ZLSP1R
Beginning March 1, 2022, all students eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine that has been fully approved by the FDA must be immunized against COVID-19.— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) December 22, 2021
This applies to DCPS, charter, and independent, private, and parochial school students. pic.twitter.com/iSMNfm3qOh