COVID Restrictions to Ease in DC
Since the height of the Omicron wave in DC, COVID-19 cases have dropped by more than 90% and there’s been a 95% reduction in hospitalizations, according to DC Health. In response, Mayor Bowser has made two important changes (you can read the full situational report here (PDF download)).
As of February 15, indoor venues are no longer required to verify that patrons have been vaccinated. Private businesses may choose to keep vaccination requirements in place.
The indoor mask mandate for most businesses will end March 1. It will remain in place for healthcare, education and mass transit.
Keep a mask handy! Private businesses may still require you to wear a mask. Schools, libraries, senior living communities, healthcare facilities, public transportation – including taxis and rideshare vehicles, and DC Government offices with direct interaction between employees and the public will continue to require the use of a face mask indoors.
The Cleveland & Woodley Park Village will continue to require face masks for all in-person volunteer services and programs.
Access Your Vaccine Record
This week, DC Health also launched Digital Vaccine Record (DVR), a web-based portal that gives District residents secure, easy, and free access to their official COVID-19 vaccination records. To optimize the user experience, DVR will be replacing MyIR for residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination records. MyIR will no longer be available as of March 1, 2022. Click here to learn more or to sign up. Village Members who would like help signing up for DVR can request a volunteer at 202-615-5853 or firstname.lastname@example.org