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Incoming White House press secretary says staff will wear N95 masks

Added 01-13-21 01:58:02pm EST - “Press aides for the forthcoming Biden administration will wear N95 masks in the White House, the incoming press? secretary said Wednesday, marking a? shift? from the lax approach of the Trump administration amid the coronavirus pandemi” - Thehill.com

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Press aides for the forthcoming Biden administration will wear N95 masks in the White House, the incoming press secretary said Wednesday, marking a shift from the lax approach of the Trump administration amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden publicly receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine Biden to receive second dose of vaccine in public Biden aims to freeze Trump's 'midnight regulations' MORE, who will serve as chief spokesperson for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump Disney, Walmart say they will block donations to lawmakers who objected to Electoral College results MORE when he takes office next week, told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid that all of her staffers will be asked to wear the medical-grade masks around the complex, with limited exceptions for those sitting alone in their offices.

Psaki also indicated that several senior staff and Cabinet-level officials have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and that the new administration will resume regular press briefings, which have become sporadic under President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE.

"Our plan is to kick off the first day with a briefing," she told Reid at the "Calling for Political Accountability" event hosted by The Washington Center.

The Biden team has taken a starkly different approach to the pandemic compared to the Trump administration, where many top level officials, including the president, have flouted mask guidelines and other recommendations to slow the spread of the virus.

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