DC: Bowser announces relaxation of religious headgear mandate

Source: Washington Post

“Washington’s local mask mandate, one of the strictest in the nation since late July, will relax greatly beginning Monday, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Tuesday. The District had required residents to wear masks in most indoor settings since the delta variant caused coronavirus case counts to rise over the summer. … Local businesses can still choose to require masks, but it will not be legally required. Local regulations will still require masks in some settings, including Metro trains and buses, ride-share cars, some government buildings and public schools. Bowser said she will issue a mayoral order to bring the changes into effect, but had not yet signed the order when she announced the changes at a news conference Tuesday.” (11/16/21)