WILMINGTON, DE – Joe Biden who is currently the President-Elect of the United States said today should his November election win be officially confirmed by the electoral college, he will force all American’s to wear face masks for his first 100 days in office. Biden said he will sign a Presidential executive order declaring a mask mandate on his first day in office.
“First, my 100 day masking plan. It starts with my signing an order on Day One to require masks where I can — like federal buildings and interstate travel on planes, trains, and buses. I’ll be working with governors and mayors to do the same in states and cities,” Biden said. “We are going to require masks wherever possible, but this goes beyond government action. And so, as a new President, I’m going to speak directly to the American people.”
Biden said he needs your help in achieving his goal. He did not say what the federal penalties would be for not complying with his national mask mandate.
“We need your help. Wear a mask for 100 days. It’s the easiest thing you can do to reduce COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Help yourself, your family, your community. Whatever your politics or point of view — mask up for 100 days,” Biden said. “100 days to make a difference. It’s not a political statement — it’s a patriotic act. It won’t be the end of our efforts. But it’s a necessary and easy start.”
Many states which have strict mask mandates already on the books, enacted by executive order by state governors are seeing sharp increases in COVID-19 positive cases in their states. States such as New York, California and New Jersey which have among the toughest mask mandates and marketing campaigns for “masking up” are also the states which lead the nation in COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.
This week Biden announced Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the President on COVID-19.
“I need somebody who tells me what I need to hear,” Biden said of Fauci. “Not somebody who tells me what I want to hear.”