Lawmakers and others who attended the funeral for the late John Lewis, last week in Atlanta, are exempt from the same rules everyone else must abide by.
Thanks to Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., only events that she doesn’t approve are subject to the July 24 order. The order requires anyone to self-quarantine after non-essential travel during the public emergency.
II. REQUIREMENT TO SELF-QUARANTINE AFTER NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
1. All residents and persons traveling to or from “high-risk areas” within the prior fourteen (14) days for non-essential travel must self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days following their return or arrival to the District.
2. Persons who are self-quarantining after non-essential travel must:
a. Stay at their residence or in a hotel room, leaving only for essential medical appointments or treatment or to obtain food and other essential goods when the delivery of food or other essential goods to their residence or hotel is not feasible;
b. Not invite or allow guests, other than caregivers, into their quarantined residence or hotel room; and
c. Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek appropriate medical advice or testing if COVID-19 symptoms arise.
3. Persons who are traveling through a “high-risk area,” such as through an airport or by vehicle, shall not be subject to this quarantine requirement.
There is also a requirement for “essential travel”.
The entire state of Georgia would qualify as a "high risk area" according to the metrics she set out. So, even if it qualifies as "essential travel", they would still need to quarantine.
After all, this is a virus and not political.
III. REQUIREMENTS FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Persons returning to the District after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to do the following:
1. Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing if they show symptoms of COVID-19; and
2. Limit their activities involving contact with other persons for fourteen (14) days to the purposes that exempted them from the self-quarantine requirement to the extent possible.
But Bowser's office has lifted the requirement for anyone who attended the Lewis funeral. Bowser's Press Secretary, Susan Castillo said:
“Government activity is essential, and the Capitol of the United States is exempt from the Mayor’s Order.”
Although, those same standards do NOT apply to a nonpolitical funeral. Funerals for 'regular people' are still deemed non-essential and those in attendance (if you can) must abide by these self-quarantine directives or face up to a $1,000 fine per incident.