D.C. mayor doubles down on dance ban

After over a year of strict COVID regulations, Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser is opening up reception centers for weddings, but has decided to ban dancing in them.

“Beginning May 1st, multi-purpose facilities and venues may host events such as weddings,” the mayor’s statement read, “provided that there are may be no more than 25% capacity in any room or up to 250 persons . . . standing and dancing receptions are not allowed.”

“An alternate headline may be, ‘Now You Can Host a Wedding in Washington, D.C.’” the mayor said in defense of her decision on CNN Wednesday. “And just like our restaurant guidelines suggest is that you have to be seated to enjoy the restaurant.”

Bowser stood by the regulation even if everyone in the wedding party is vaccinated.

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