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DC orders two-week quarantine for travelers from hotspots

Anyone coming or returning to Washington D.C. from a coronavirus hotspot must stay in their hotel room or home with no visitors for 14 days.
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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington, during a news conference to announce a new 7 p.m. curfew for the city for the next two nights. Across the United States people gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., is mandating that anyone arriving after non-essential travel to a coronavirus hot spot must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

The executive order from Mayor Muriel Bowser comes days after Bowser took the step of making face-masks mandatory outdoors in the nation’s capital.  

Anyone coming or returning to Washington from one of these hot spots will be asked to stay in their home or hotel room for 14 days, allowing no visitors and only leaving for essential reasons such as medical treatment. 

The quarantine order does not apply to travel between the District of Columbia and neighboring Maryland and Virginia.

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