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Washington Reinstates Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate

Washington officially reinstated its statewide indoor mask mandate on Monday —  months after lifting the requirement for fully vaccinated individuals — forcing businesses to discriminate against individuals who are not wearing masks.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: A hotel employee wears a mask inside a lobby on July 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser restored a COVID-19 indoor mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status, starting Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)