Masks optional for Biden's State of the Union

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2022
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Masks will be optional for members of Congress and others attending President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday, the Capitol's attending physician, Brian P. Monahan, said in a notice Sunday.

The notice said that KN95 or N95 masks are no longer required, and wearing a mask "is now an individual choice option."

Monahan pointed to decreasing Covid-19 case rates as well as new guidance announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last week. He noted that the Washington, D.C. region is now in the "green level," or a low level of...

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