Washington DC is lifting its indoor face mask mandate for the first time since it was reimposed back in July. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is running for a third term, will lift the mandate effective next Monday, November 22. Masks will still be required in a number of settings – transit, schools, libraries, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and indoors at government buildings, among others, however masks will not be required in private businesses unless the business chooses to require face coverings. The Mayor will continue to allow businesses to impose their own safety requirements. On the flip side of that coin, the DC suburb of Prince George’s County, MD will continue to keep its indoor mandate in effect, while Montgomery County, MD will reinstate an indoor mask mandate tomorrow that it lifted just two weeks ago.