D.C. Modifies and Tightens Phase 2 Restrictions
On November 23, 2020, the Mayor of the District of Columbia announced the tightening of certain “Phase 2” restrictions due to increased community spread of the COVID-19 virus, as well as data suggesting that private gatherings significantly contribute to the transmission of the virus. These Phase 2 modifications start November 25th. The complete text of Mayor’s Order 2020-119 regarding “Phase 2” modifications is located here.
Among other things, this Order decreases the limit on outdoor “mass gatherings” (in confined outdoor spaces) from 50 down to 25 persons, unless more specific guidance dictates otherwise.
In addition, indoor gatherings are now limited to 10 persons, including social gatherings inside individual homes or condominium units, as well as in common area spaces.
Gyms, private trainers and other recreational centers must suspend all outdoor group exercise classes of 25 or more people and all indoor group exercise classes.
It is expected that these modified Phase 2 restrictions will continue to be in effect at least through December 31, 2020. D.C. continues to provide specific guidance for condominiums (and apartments) – the most recent version (as of this date, last updated in October) is located here.
Federal, state and local responses to COVID-19 are changing quickly. We encourage associations to monitor relevant government websites and this page for further updates.
Legal Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of each case and each association’s governing documents. Also, it is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of all legal considerations, nor should it be used to replace the individualized advice of your legal counsel.