The incoming White House plans extraordinary steps to protect Biden from COVID-19
In-depth administration is planning extraordinary steps to protect their most valuable asset, Joe Biden, including requiring daily COVID tests for employees and N95 masks at all times. This is evident from new guidance sent to some incoming staff on Tuesday.
Why it matters: The president-elect is 78 years old, so he is at high risk for the virus and its worst effects despite having received the vaccine. While President Trump’s team has been nonchalant about COVID protocols – resulting in multiple super-spreader episodes – the new rules apply to all White House aides in “close proximity to the principals”.
- In addition to protecting Biden, he and his team want to model best practices and insist that the west wing officers adhere to the highest standards. Biden asks the nation to stand up for the …