Washington D.C. is the latest city to announce a vaccine mandate for indoor activities.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that proof of vaccination will now be required at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, entertainment facilities, gyms and meeting places, the Daily Caller reports. The requirement will go into effect early in the morning on January 15.
Individuals over the age of 12 are required to have received at least one dose of vaccine to be in compliance with the order. On February 15, the requirement will move to two doses. Additionally, all students in D.C. schools will need to be vaccinated by March 1.
According to data, 67 percent of D.C.’s population is already fully vaccinated. The city estimates that 84 percent of residents are at least partially vaccinated.
As previously reported by Human Events News, other major cities including New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco announced similar mandates for indoor activities as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.