REPORT: Washington, DC, Mayor Bowser To Announce New COVID-19 Restrictions Before Thanksgiving

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Democratic Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is reportedly set to announce new COVID-19 restrictions right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

New restrictions will be placed on outdoor gatherings, indoor gatherings, restaurant capacity, houses of worship and gym classes, according to a tweet shared Monday by Washington Post reporter David Nakamura.

“DC Mayor @MurielBowser reducing outdoor gathering size max from 50 to 25 people starting Wednesday,” Nakamura reported in a tweet. “Indoor gatherings limited to 10 people. Reducing indoor restaurant capacity to 25 percent on Dec. 14, houses of worship reduced 100 to 50 people max. Indoor gym classes suspended.” (RELATED: Restaurant Fined $2,000 Because Patrons Weren’t Wearing Masks Or Sitting Down To Drink)

Bowser reported 190 new positive cases of coronavirus Nov. 21. That number brings D.C.’s total cases of coronavirus to 20,151, the mayor shared on Twitter Sunday.

D.C. is currently in the yellow phase 2 of the city’s coronavirus plan, which is described as “moderate community spread, moderate health and public health capacity, and fair community engagement.”