Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, has banned standing and dancing at both indoor and outdoor weddings as part of the city’s new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown rules.
On April 26, the D.C. government issued a new set of coronavirus orders that loosened some restrictions within the city. The latest order regarding weddings permitted indoor weddings at 25 percent capacity or 250 people, whichever is lower. Couples who want to have more than 250 people at their wedding must obtain a waiver from the city. The order also prohibited “standing and dancing at receptions.”
The ban on standing and dancing went into effect on May 1 and it applies to both indoor and outdoor receptions.