DC To Lift Indoor Dining Ban Friday


D.C.’s ban on indoor dining is scheduled to expire at 5 a.m. Friday, which would allow restaurants to welcome diners inside for the first time since before Christmas.

Once the ban lifts, restaurants can serve customers until they reach 25% of regular indoor capacity, Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio said.

Mayor Muriel Bowser shut down indoor dining to combat the potential for more virus spread over the holidays, then extended the ban until after Inauguration Day over security concerns, she said.

Many restaurants are jumping at the opportunity to drum up business.

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