Washington D.C. is reimposing the city indoor mask mandate and declaring a state of emergency amidst record COVID-19 cases were reported last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday.
There were 508 new cases reported on Thursday, which set the high mark for the nation’s capital for the second consecutive day as the Omicron variant runs rampant.
As a result of Bowser’s Monday mandate, Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced all fans at Capitals and Wizards games inside Capital One Arena aged 2 and older will be required to wear a mask everywhere in the arena while not drinking or eating.
For the arena’s full guidelines, click here.
The news comes on the back of a handful of postponements in the NFL and NBA as several players had to go through COVID-19 protocols over the past week. The Washington Football Team’s Week 15 bout against Philadelphia was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday, while the Wizards’ Tuesday game against the Nets was also postponed.