DC to require vaccinations for clubs, bars and all students
December 27, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia government is imposing a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates as it intensifies virus protocols 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 - whether in public, private or charter schools - must be fully vaccinated by March 1. That means two shots for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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 Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated the district's indoor mask mandate.