The Nation’s Capital Could Begin Phased Reopening May 29th Travel Travel Advisory Washington DC by Corey Grant - Travel Agent - May 21, 2020May 21, 20200 D.C. could begin a phased reopening May 29, if data continues to show improvements, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday. “We are going to monitor throughout the weekend, the trends that we see,” Bowser said. “And if those trends hold next week, by the end of next week, we will be able to communicate the start of our phased reopening.” Bowser made the announcement following a presentation from the “Reopen DC Advisory Committee” with its recommendations for different businesses that can reopen safely. “We will be in a posture to begin a phased reopening next Friday, May the 29th, in Washington, D.C. Let me be clear about what this is and what it isn’t,” she added. “It is not an on and off switch.