LOCAL. Residents take advantage of the activation of phase two to visit the restaurants of the city, in their outdoor mode – Capture: Instagram @coppaboston
The restrictions imposed in the District of Columbia (DC) that prohibited eating inside restaurants will end early this Friday, allowing diners again since the measure was executed before Christmas 2020.
The NBC news network mentioned the vice mayor of DC, John Falcicchio, who assured that once the rule is lifted, establishments will be able to serve customers in internal areas of the premises up to 25% of the capacity of the place.
In December 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser was responsible for prohibiting the entry of people to eat inside restaurants and thus seeking to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although in principle the measure was limited to being applied during the Christmas holidays, the official decided to extend it until after the inauguration of the government of Joe Biden, who took office this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Bowser detailed this Thursday the closing of libraries will be maintained, in addition to the facilities belonging to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Washington DC plans to prioritize coronavirus vaccines to the widest possible swath of people with pre-existing health conditions – a decision that will make hundreds of thousands eligible for doses, currently rare, and may not make medical sense, according to some public health experts.
The plan, the details of which were confirmed by vaccine director Ankoor Shah, would offer doses to people whose weight and medical history would not qualify them for early access in almost any state in the country.
DC Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt told DC Council members last week that she made the decision to open access to the vaccine, possibly in February, to a large group in hopes of quickly vaccinating anyone who You may suffer the worst results if you contract the virus.
However, Nesbitt did not tell lawmakers which chronic diseases would be covered. The Health Department and Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office confirmed that information to The Washington Post this week.
The availability of vaccines for overweight or obese people could help deliver doses to the poorest and most African-American districts of the city, where vaccination rates have lagged because a higher proportion of the poorest residents consider themselves obese