By Jan Wolfe
(Reuters) – Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday said anyone coming into the District of Columbia from a coronavirus hot spot who was not traveling for essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The order, which goes into effect on Monday, excludes neighboring Maryland and Virginia, Bowser said on Twitter.
The nation’s capital has seen a spike in coronavirus infections as it moves toward reopening its economy.
Bowser, a Democrat, issued an order Wednesday requiring residents to wear a mask when they leave home.
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sandra Maler and Jonathan Oatis)