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Lifting DC’s Strict Indoor Mask Mandate Triggers Mix of Confusion, Anxiety and Relief  

By Editor - Mon Nov 22, 3:40 am

A mile northeast of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along what’s known as the H Street corridor, about half the people crowding the sidewalks are wearing masks. Perhaps it’s because they know that when they step into any business or establishment here, they will have to put one on anyway. The capital, after all, is one of the few remaining cities or states nationwide that mandate masks for public indoor spaces — at least it has, until today. “We have a bunch of rule followers,” said Claire Bengur, the owner of Atlas Salon, which has been in the neighborhood since 2018. “I am so thankful that my salon is in D.C.” She’s been glad to have a mask requirement, she said, because it’s impossible to do clients’ hair without standing close to them. Bengur is unsure how to feel about Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to roll back the mandate

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Lifting DC’s Strict Indoor Mask Mandate Triggers Mix of Confusion, Anxiety and Relief

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