President Joe Biden broke CDC guidelines on Monday by refusing to wear a mask around others while testing positive for the coronavirus, the White House physician confirmed Tuesday.
“CDC guidance suggests that he wear a mask when he’s around others,” Ashish Jha, the White House Covid response coordinator said July 25. “The president is going to follow CDC guidance.”
But Joe Biden went on national television Monday evening without a mask after testing positive Saturday. On Tuesday afternoon, Biden again tested positive with “a return of a loose cough,” the White House said.
Biden has been vaccinated and boosted at least twice.