Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday announced that DC will require proof of Covid vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, theaters and more.
Beginning January 15, 2022, the District of Columbia is launching a citywide vaccine passport system for indoor activities and dining.
The Washingtonian reported:
Patrons aged 12 and older must receive at least one dose of the Covid vaccine by January 15 in order to enter restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concert venues, recreation centers, gyms, concert halls, sporting venues, meeting establishments, and other indoor venues outlined here. By Feb. 15, they must be fully vaccinated. A physical CDC vaccination card, digital copy/photo, or other verification app (such as VaxYes or CLEAR) may all be accepted. There will be no test-out option at this time. The mandate focuses on patrons, but not employees. It does not currently include places of worship, museums, grocery stores, and retail stores. More guidance, including on potential health or religious exemptions, will be issued by the end of next week.
NEW: DC will require proof of vaccination at restaurants, gyms, entertainment facilities, and other indoor venues beginning January 15. https://t.co/CTBCRfI1fF
— Washingtonian (@washingtonian) December 22, 2021
Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York City and San Francisco have also imposed vaccine passport systems.