DC Tightens Restaurant Restrictions: Take-Out Only

Washington DC’s WTOP reports:

As of 10 p.m. Monday, restaurants will only serve carryout or delivery, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a news conference Monday afternoon. There will be no dining in or drinking.

Gyms, theaters and massage businesses will also be closed under a new order from the D.C. Health Department. Bars will be allowed to serve on a grab-and-go-only basis.

Grocery stores will remain open, said Chris Rodriguez, the director of D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. He made the assurance during Monday’s news conference on food security during the District’s pandemic response.

Today’s move comes after a DC restaurant group publicly declared that it would defy Bowser’s earlier restrictions on capacity.