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Where Do You Need to Mask Up in the DMV?

A county-by-county breakdown.

With the Delta variant spreading rapidly across the United States, the CDC has issued new guidance encouraging all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to mask up indoors in areas of substantial spread. Here’s how different parts of the DMV have responded:

Washington DC

Masks are required for all individuals indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Montgomery County

Masks are required for all individuals indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Arlington County

County officials recommend following CDC guidance and masking up regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial transmission, but currently only unvaccinated individuals are required to do so. Public schools will require indoor masks for all.

Fairfax County

County officials recommend following CDC guidance and masking up regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial transmission, but currently only unvaccinated individuals are required to do so. Masks are required for all individuals in public school buildings.

Prince George’s County

Masks are required for all individuals indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Loudoun County

County officials recommend following CDC guidance and masking up regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial transmission, but currently only unvaccinated individuals are required to do so. Masks will be required for all people inside public school buildings.

Prince William County

County officials recommend following CDC guidance and masking up regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial transmission, but currently only unvaccinated individuals are required to do so. Masks will be required for all people inside public school buildings.

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Jane Recker
Assistant Editor

Jane is a Chicago transplant who now calls Cleveland Park her home. Before joining Washingtonian, she wrote for Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and opera.