Workers in the west wing of the White House must wear a mask to prevent further coronavirus infections. This is clear from the official document that was distributed to employees on Monday.
In particular, anyone in the west wing should wear a mask when they’re not at their desk or when they can’t guarantee social distance, I told a White House official in statements to The Hill newspaper. The text also urges employees to avoid “unnecessary visits” to the White House.
This change comes days after two White House employees tested positive: a soldier who works as a personal assistant to President Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence, Katie Miller, spokeswoman for the press.
Trump himself and Pence have repeatedly despised the use of a mask, and none of them have been photographed or taken with it, even though Trump is 73 years old and Pence is 60 years old.