DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Monday that residents 16 years of age and older will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Monday, April 19.
Everyone in the District is encouraged by the Bowser administration to pre-register as soon as possible either through the DC Health’s vaccine portal or by calling 1-855-363-0333.
There has been an increase in the District’s vaccination rates, according to officials.
The city is also preparing to relax some more of its current restrictions beginning May 1, which will follow the predicted fourth surge in the DC area.
UPDATE: On Monday, April 19, all DC residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
All essential workers in Phase 1C Tier 3 still become eligible on April 12.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) April 5, 2021
The planned updates that will change capacity limits on gatherings, music venues, museums, libraries, weddings, ceremonies and more are as follows:
- Seated live entertainment venues will be able operate both indoors and outdoors at a capacity of 25 percent (up to 500 people).
- Movie theaters can work at 25 percent capacity.
- Live music will be allowed near outdoor restaurant seating.
- Weddings, special events, etc. will be allowed indoors and outdoors with a capacity limit of 25 percent (or 250 people, whichever is fewer).
- School graduations and awards ceremonies will be allowed indoors and outdoors with capacity limits, details on which will be announced this week.
- Regional business meetings and seated conventions will be permitted indoors and outdoors at 25 percent capacity (or 250 people, whichever is fewer).
- Outdoor races will be allowed at 50 percent capacity.
- Indoor and outdoor public pools will be allowed to open at 50 percent capacity.
- Outdoor splash pads will be able to operate at full capacity.
- Recreation centers will be permitted to work indoors with a capacity limit of 50 percent.
- Libraries will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity.
- Museums, galleries, and exhibits will reopen indoors and outdoors at 50 percent capacity.
- Non-essential retail indoors and outdoors will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity.