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US Capital to Require Proof of Vaccination at Indoor Venues in January

© Photo : Flickr/barnyzWashington DC at night. View of the Capitol building
Washington DC at night. View of the Capitol building - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.12.2021
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Washington, DC residents will need to show proof of vaccination at indoor venues, including restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, starting on January 15, 2022, Mayor Muriel Bowser's office said in a notice on Wednesday.
"On January 15, 2022, per Mayor’s Order 2021-148, the District of Columbia will adopt a city wide vaccination entry requirement that requires COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor facilities within the city," the notice said.
Individuals 12 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination with at least one dose starting January 15, but eventually this age group will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated starting February 15, 2022, the notice said.
The new rule will apply to individuals trying to enter restaurants, nightclubs, coffee shops, movie theaters, concerts, gyms, conferences, among other indoor facilities, the notice added.
The decision is part of the city's effort to curb the winter surge of novel coronavirus cases, according to the mayor's office.
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