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DC Indoor Dining to Resume on Friday at Reduced Capacity

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DC Indoor Dining to Resume on Friday at Reduced Capacity

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Restaurants in Washington will be able to welcome their customers inside for the first time since Christmas as the citywide indoor dining ban is set to expire on Jan. 22. The restriction on indoor dining, referred to by Mayor Muriel Bowser as the “holiday pause,” went into effect on Dec. 22 as part of the city’s effort to curb the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist party) virus. It was originally scheduled to end on Jan. 15 but Bowser extended it by another week, citing public health and security concerns in the wake of the violence and protests that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and the incoming presidential inauguration. “This has been a tough week for businesses inside and already tough year,” Bowser said on Thursday at a press conference. She expressed gratitude to many restaurants for feeding the National Guard troops and law enforcement officers …

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