DC officials announced a series of upcoming easing of Covid restrictions as well as reopenings in a press conference today. The proposed changes, due to go into effect the week of May 1st, mark the potential for a much more normal summer than last year. Look forward to next month:

  • Live entertainment with a capacity of 25 percent for up to 500 people indoors and outdoors
  • Cinemas with a capacity of 25 percent
  • Live music near outdoor restaurant seating
  • Weddings, special occasions, business meetings and conference congresses indoors and outdoors with a capacity of 25 percent and a waiver of more than 250 participants
  • School degrees and awards ceremonies both indoors and outdoors with capacity restrictions
  • Outdoor races with a capacity of 50 percent
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with a capacity of 50 percent
  • Outdoor spray pads at full capacity
  • Indoor leisure centers with a capacity of 50 percent
  • Libraries with a capacity of 50 percent
  • Museums, galleries and exhibitions with a capacity of 50 percent
  • Non-essential indoor and outdoor retail with 50 percent capacity

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Jane is a Chicago transplant that now calls Cleveland Park home. Before joining Washingtonian, she wrote for Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is a graduate of Northwestern University where she studied journalism and opera.