A winding line of people waiting at a COVID-19 testing site was seen in Washington on Monday, December 20, as Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency.
Footage filmed by Allison McCague shows the line wrapped around Farragut Square.
“No surprise here in DC … we’ve got 1.5 hour-long plus waits for COVID testing,” McCague wrote in a post on Twitter.
Mayor Bowser announced a state of emergency for the city on Monday, including mandatory vaccination for city government employees and contractors as well as plans to reinstate the city’s indoor mask mandate on January 31.
President Joe Biden is expected to address the nation on Tuesday. Credit: Allison McCague via Storyful