Staffers at the White House were instructed on Monday to wear masks while at work or on their way to work in order to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus after several people working in the building were reported to have contracted the disease, Fox News is told.
The White House is now providing employees with masks and asking people to practice social distancing, sources said. Anecdotal reports from inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday said that many more people were seen with facial coverings.
The mandate from the White House comes after a number of people close to both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have become infected with the contagion.
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