- President-elect Joe Biden is set to be sworn into office on January 20th, 2021 — but he could be waiting longer than usual to actually enter the White House after that. The White House is defying its own coronavirus task force’s public safety recommendations by holding massive Christmas parties this month.
- The reason for this, as USA Today reports, is that it is not clear what level of cleaning will need to be performed inside the building, which for months has served as a petri dish in which multiple Trump administration officials — including President Donald Trump himself — have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
- “Hundreds of people are expected at the White House for a series of holiday parties and receptions this month, despite an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases across the country,” reports USA Today. “No mention was made of whether the White House will undergo a deep cleaning when those events are over, roughly a month before Inauguration Day.”
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