DC has No Shelter-in-place Order, but Virtually All Businesses are Shut Down
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday that salons, barbershops and other services not related to emergency response will be shut down. The city previously closed schools, museums, libraries, fitness centers and other businesses.
“We have virtually shut down economic activity in our city in an effort to contain the spread of the virus,” Bowser said at a press briefing Tuesday.
Though a shelter-in-place order is not in effect, Bowser said she expects residents to “stay at home except for essential trips.”
Washington, D.C. has a population of over 705,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city currently has 137 cases of the coronavirus, according to Bowser.