Workers construct the stage for the presidential inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2020.
Staff assemble the stage for the presidential inauguration on the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Pictures

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has launched preliminary particulars about the way it intends to placed on an unprecedented inauguration that may happen throughout a pandemic, confirming that the ceremony’s footprint will likely be “extraordinarily restricted” and saying that the everyday parade following the swearing-in will likely be “reimagined.” 

Moreover, the inaugural committee is urging the general public to “chorus from any journey and take part within the inaugural actions from house” as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

The committee is bringing on a chief medical advisor, underscoring how significantly it intends to take well being protocols in the course of the ceremony and across the surrounding festivities.  The advisor, Dr. David Kessler, is the previous Commissioner of the Meals and Drug Administration. He has suggested the Biden marketing campaign on its well being and security protocol because the pandemic’s onset. Per the discharge, the committee may also seek the advice of with extra medical specialists, and it has employed skilled workers devoted to well being and security protocols.

The committee confirmed that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of workplace on the US Capitol.   

As CNN beforehand reported, it stays unclear whether or not President Trump will attend the inauguration. He has made clear to workers in current days that he has no want to debate whether or not or not he’ll attend Biden’s inauguration and has largely shut down any conversations about leaving workplace. However Republicans and aides are encouraging the President to think about attending Biden’s swearing-in.

Biden mentioned over the summer season that he didn’t wish to put on a masks for his Inauguration ceremony, and an aide tells CNN that that is nonetheless the President-elect’s desire. The congressional committee did decide that everybody will likely be required to observe masks and social distancing tips.


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