While many health agencies across the world had been strongly recommending people to wear a facemask for fighting the ongoing pandemic, no federal level orders on the mask usage have been issued until now.
But the new President of the USA, Joe Biden, issues a new executive order to force people to wear masks in certain places. The news comes from bestlifeonline.com, and we’re eager to see how the decision will be received by the American nation.
The pandemic doesn’t slow down in the US
The situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the US continues to remain alarming, which means that extra measures are needed. Over 415,000 people were killed in the US by the new coronavirus.
After Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the USA, he declared:
The first order I’m going to be signing here relates to COVID,
It’s requiring, as I said all along, where I have authority, mandating that masks be worn, social distancing be kept on federal property.
Luckily or not, the new order doesn’t apply in the case of all public areas.
Masks become mandatory in all federal buildings and lands
As CNN says, Jeff Zients, who is a counselor of President Biden, says that the mask executive action will “require compliance with CDC guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands, and by federal employees and contractors.”
Joe Biden will call on public health officials, governors, business leaders, and others to impose masks and other public measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Zients added:
This is not a political statement. This is about the health of our families, and economic recovery of our country.
The new mandate is part of the Biden administration’s “100 Days Masking Challenge” that calls Americans to wear facemasks for 100 days to slow down the spread of COVID-19.