President Joe Biden has taken control of the White House, and on his first day in office he has already introduced a mask mandate you need to know about.
One of the first courses of action Biden has taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic is to introduce a new mask mandate that is aimed to slowing down the spread of the highly contagious virus. Public health officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, have been saying for quite some time that mask use is a proven method of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
The new executive order issued by President Biden introduces a mask mandate that will cover all federal offices and federal land. Additionally, Biden is also moving to introduce a mask mandate on all airplanes and public transportation. According to Biden's counselor, Jeff Zients, the "executive action will direct the agencies to take action to require compliance with CDC guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands, and by federal employees and contractors."
Zients also said, "The president will call on governors, public health officials, mayors, business leaders, and others to implement masking, physical distancing and other public measures to control COVID-19. This is not a political statement. This is about the health of our families and economic recovery of our country."
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