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Biden administration to enforce strict COVID-19 guidelines for White House staff: report

Added 01-19-21 10:57:02pm EST - “The incoming Biden administration is planning on enforcing far stricter guidelines to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in the White House than its predecessor, according to new guidance sent to staffers Tuesday.” - Thehill.com

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The incoming Biden administration is planning on enforcing far stricter guidelines to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in the White House than its predecessor, according to new guidance sent to staffers Tuesday.

The guidelines, reported by Axios, say that staffers will be required to take daily coronavirus tests and wear N95 face masks at all times. 

The efforts to blunt the virus’s spread mark a contrast with the Trump White House, which was rattled by a number of COVID-19 outbreaks as administration officials declined to wear masks. President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE was sent to the hospital during his fight with the coronavirus after an outbreak at an outdoor event in the Rose Garden where most attendees were seen maskless.

The guidance was sent to officials who will have “proximity” to any White House “principals,” likely referring to chiefs of departments.

“For those of you who have not yet received your first vaccine,” the guidance reportedly reads, “we will follow up in the coming days with information on how to do so.” 

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