DC Mayor Bowser bans dancing at weddings as “an extra layer of safety”

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned dancing at weddings.

Bowser’s office told Fox 5 DC “it has the dancing ban in place as an extra layer of safety to reduce the spread of COVID-19 because when people stand and dance their behavior changes. For example, people are more likely to get close and touch each other.”

Stephanie Sadowski, a D.C. wedding planner and owner of SRS Events said “It’s insane, it’s been an absolute roller coaster.”

“They want to have a party. Planning their wedding, they’ve made concessions along the way, they’ve reduced, reduced and reduced their guest count in Washington, D.C,” she continued, adding “it’s very confusing why Washington, D.C., is singling that out.”

It’s unclear when the dancing ban will be lifted.

“I hope the mayor will start looking at the science and looking at the facts and looking at what the CDC is recommending and allowing,” Sadowski said.