Biden Will Issue Mask Mandate for Federal Buildings

Government Executive: President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he plans to require mask-wearing in federal buildings once he takes office.

During an extensive interview with CNN, Biden outlined his plans to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic after he is sworn in on January 20. “I'm going to issue a standing order that, in federal buildings, you have to be masked, and, in transportation, interstate transportation, you must be masked in airplanes and buses, et cetera,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. Also, “I think my inclination, Jake, is, on the first day I'm inaugurated, is to say, I'm going to ask the public for 100 days to mask—just 100 days to mask—not forever.”

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