Washington, DC’s radical leftist mayor, Muriel Bowser, announced this week that she is expanding her executive order requiring face coverings in public.
It’s one of the strictest mask ordinances in the country, requiring people older than 2-years-old to wear a mask every single time they leave the house.
Those who do not obey the ordinance will be fined by police officers enforcing the order, according to John Falcicchio, Bowser’s chief of staff.
The only exception to the mandate is “vigorous exercise,” though Bowser did not define what that is.
She did, however, say that walking a dog or waiting for a bus are both activities that would require a mask.
The order states: “Persons leaving their residences shall wear a mask when they are likely to come into contact with another person, such as being within six feet of another person for more than a fleeting time.”
Bowser also said local authorities would investigate President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Trump International Hotel this week, since he entered the building without a mask on.
Investigators went to the hotel and inspected it on Wednesday to check for compliance with Bowser’s order and found no violations at the time of the visit, according to the Washington Post.
Bowser did say, however, that authorities would continue monitoring the hotel.
Trump was at the hotel attending a GOP fundraiser organized by the Republican National Committee.
The RNC said all of the federal government’s health guidelines were followed, including requiring those who attended the event to pass coronavirus tests the day of and undergo temperature screenings as well as wellness questionnaires.
The president has also encouraged Americans to wear masks while in public, saying that it is “patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.”
But Trump has made it clear he won’t mandate masks or support those who do.
Bowser, on the other hand, argued that the order is necessary because “you don’t know if you’re going to be able to maintain social distance.”