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DC Phase One Reopening May 29th

D.C. Mayor Bowser announced an executive order that will go into effect on Friday, May 29 that will place the District in phase one.

With this new order in the District non-essential businesses will be allowed to operate with curb-side or front door pickups, according to Bowser.

Barbershops and hair salons will be allowed to operate on an appointment basis only.

Restaurants will be able to open and provide service to outdoor seated areas.

The mayor encourages telework and remote work for all employees that are able to during phase one.

District residents are still encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick

For more information on COVID-19 measures in the District visit