Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued an order requiring citizens above two years old to wear face masks in public. Violators will face a fine of up to $1,000.
“Basically what it says is, if you leave home, you should wear a mask. This means, if you’re waiting for a bus, you must have on a mask. If you are ordering food at a restaurant, you must have on a mask. If you’re sitting in a cubicle in an open office, you must have on a mask,” Bowser said in a press conference.
In March, the mayor’s office threatened residents who violate her stay-at-home order with fines of up to $5,000 and 90 days of imprisonment.