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DC to require vaccine to enter gyms, restaurants amid COVID surge

Mark Kirwan
Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 12:44:21-05

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that anyone over the age of 12 would soon be required to prove they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter restaurants or gyms as COVID-19 cases surge.

On Wednesday, Mayor Bower said the new requirement would begin on Jan. 15.

The mayor said you would have to show you've been vaccinated before entering bars, nightclubs, indoor cultural and entertainment facilities, indoor exercise and recreational establishments, and indoor event and meeting establishments.

According to the Washington Post, you will not b required to be vaccinated to enter grocery stores, places of worship, or museums.

On Tuesday, D.C. reinstated its indoor mask mandate.

Chicago also announced it required proof of vaccination beginning Jan. 3.