Excited crowds walk out on first Saturday in DC without most COVID-19 restrictions – NBC4 Washington
People are returning to bars and restaurants as DC lifts all capacity and social distancing restrictions on most businesses and entertainment venues.
In Adams Morgan, things look a bit more like they were before the pandemic. People are on the streets (many walk without masks), restaurants have full tables inside and outside, and live music fills the air.
“As long as we see people happy, businesses are going to start opening up again and getting the money that they’ve been missing for some time,” one man said. “So I think that’s just a great indicator that the world is reopening.”
And if you’re fully immunized, you don’t have to wear a mask indoors in most situations.
“That’s good. I think it’s about time, but I think it should still be done with caution,” said another man.
Many, however, have said they will continue to wear their masks inside companies, even if it is not needed as an extra layer of precaution when they exit.
“This is actually the first time I’ve stepped out into DC’s nightlife since last summer,” one woman said. “I’m a little terrified of all the crowds because I know it’s not just the people of DC, there are people from other states. And I don’t know who gets vaccinated and who doesn’t. is not.”
For some, the crowds of people without masks can be a bit disturbing. As people start leaving their homes for the first time in over a year, they want to make sure they stay safe and healthy.
Some businesses, such as bars, nightclubs and large sporting event venues, will have to wait a few more weeks before they regain full capacity.
Whether it’s for a drink or a bite to eat, it’s a step towards getting back to normal in the nation’s capital.