D.C. officials lift final COVID-19 restrictions

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Mayor Muriel Bowser's order limiting nightclub capacity to 50 percent ended Friday.

City officials lifted their final COVID-19 restrictions Friday, marking the start of a return to normal life for the District.

The move comes as nearly 58 percent of residents have been fully or partially vaccinated, according to the D.C. coronavirus website. Officials have been gradually lifting coronavirus restrictions throughout the District in recent weeks with the expansion of Metrobus hours and the gradual full reopening all Smithsonian museums.

D.C.’s Alcohol Control Board voted last week to lift reservation and contact tracing requirements for bars and restaurants in the District starting Friday, coinciding with the day Mayor Muriel Bowser’s order limiting nightclub capacity to 50 percent was lifted.

An indoor mask requirement is the only COVID-19 restriction that remains in place for venues, The Hill reported Wednesday.

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