In an order posted Monday, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser extended a pause on activities, including indoor dining and museum visits, through Jan. 22
While this order is related to curbing activities to prevent spread of coronavirus, it also comes at a time when the city is on heightened alert after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and could deter some visitors from coming to the District.
This order was initially meant to expire on Jan. 15.
Bowser had told reporters on Dec. 23 that she did not expect to extend that date, because the three-week period was meant to be an "intervention interval" to curb coronavirus cases over the holidays. But yesterday, she told reporters that the public safety emergency was factoring into her decision.