CONGRESS/COVID-19: “One of our 100-day challenges is to mask up for the first 100 days.
I will be issuing executive orders to require masks for federal workers, on federal property, and on interstate travel, like trains and planes. We will also be working with mayors and Governors in red states and blue states to require masks in cities and states.
I know masks have become a partisan issue. But it’s a patriotic act. The experts say that by wearing a mask from now until April, we will save more than 50,000 lives.
Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of Congress, while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs, refuse to wear a mask while they were in a secure location… At least four members of Congress to date, including a cancer survivor, now have COVID-19.
For God’s sake, wear a mask for yourself, for your loved ones, for your country.”
-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 15, 2021