President-elect Joe Biden says he will request that Americans wear their face masks for 100 days after he gets to work in January.
Biden told on Thursday that he trusts the mandate would help decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.
“On the primary day I’m introduced, I will approach people in general for 100 days to veil. Only 100 days to veil, not forever, only 100 days,” Biden said. “I think we’ll see a huge decrease.”
Biden recently said wearing a cover is a “energetic obligation” and that it shouldn’t be politicized.
Biden has recognized he doesn’t have total capacity to enforce a cross country cover mandate, and that he would require help from state and local officials to help enforce the standard.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wear face masks for their security and of others.
“Masks are a basic obstruction to help keep your respiratory beads from arriving at others,” the CDC says. “Studies show that masks decrease the splash of beads when worn over the nose and mouth.”
John Hopkins University has recorded more than 276,100 Covid passings and more than 14,100,00 affirmed cases as of Thursday.