Residents of the district of Columbia (the U.S. capital of Washington) at least until October 9, 2020 are required to wear masks on the street. About it it is spoken in the decree of the mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser from July 22.
From Wednesday the wearing of masks is mandatory in all public places, on the street, as well as institutions that are open to visitors.
An exception is made only for children under two years of age, people who play sports on the street (subject to distance), as well as the elderly or others who cannot wear the mask for medical reasons.
In the decree it is noted that the use of masks, it is impossible to keep your distance, should slow the spread of coronavirus infection.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In district of Columbia since the beginning of the epidemic COVID-19 confirmed more than 11 thousand cases of infection, more than 500 people died. In General, the US contracted by almost 4 million people, more than 143 thousand died, 1.2 million recovered.