US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday violated the stated mask policy at Children’s National Hospital as she removed her mask to read a holiday book to children.
According to a CNN outline, the first lady arrived in the hospital’s main atrium wearing a mask but when she took her seat in front of a tree, she removed the mask.
According to the hospital policy, “Everyone should wear a mask all the time while in any Children’s National facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask when entering any Children’s National building, as mandated by area officials. This includes all public places, such as the hallway and cafeteria and wearing a mask all the time when you’re around other individuals.”
According to CNN, the First Lady did not remark on why she removed her mask and whether she had received special permission to take action.
Diana Troese, Children’s National spokeswoman, citing the Washington, DC, health regulators, said, “Our number one precedence at Children’s National Hospital is the safety of our patients, families and employees. Under DC Health regulations, wearing a mask isn’t required when a person is giving a speech for broadcast or an audience, given no one is inside six feet of the speaker.”
“On the subject of today’s visit which was once broadcast to our 325 patients, while the First Lady did remove her mask while she read narrative, she was once more than 12 feet absent from others in our large atrium. All other people in that space were wearing masks. The rest of her visit, she wore a mask,” she added. (ANI)[ad_2]