Biden’s Inaugural Committee Discourages People From Traveling To D.C. For Ceremony


President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural committee is urging the public not to travel to D. C. for the Jan. 20 ceremony amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and instead participate from home.

“Our goal is to create an inauguration that keeps people safe, honors the grand traditions of the Presidency, and showcases the Biden-Harris Administration’s renewed American vision for an inclusive, equitable, and unified citizenry,” the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s CEO, Tony Allen, said in a press release on Tuesday.

The PIC said the ceremony, during which Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office at the U. S. Capitol, will include strict health and safety protocols, and that its “footprint will be extremely limited.” The parade following the ceremony will also be “reimagined,” per the release.

The PIC also announced that former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. David Kessler would join as its chief medical advisor. Kessler also counseled Biden’s campaign on health and safety protocols.

The committee has also hired staff dedicated to health and safety measures, and a team of production experts that will create a “new and innovative” program with opportunities for people to safely participate in the inauguration.

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