World News – US – Plexiglass will be installed between VP candidates during debate due to coronavirus fears


With the spread of coronavirus cases among White House staff, the Presidential Debates Committee confirmed Monday evening that a plexiglass sheet music will be used on stage during Wednesday’s Vice Presidential Debate

Peter Eyre, senior adviser to the Debates Committee, said the candidates will be seated 12 feet 3 inches apart and there will be no handshakes allowed on stage between candidates or moderator

Eyre added that the candidates, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, will be tested for coronavirus ahead of debate For the previous debate, candidates were responsible for their own coronavirus tests

Only candidates and the moderator will be allowed not to wear a mask during the debate, also a change from last week’s presidential debate During last week’s presidential debate, members of the president’s entourage Donald Trump took off their masks during the debate

Eyre said a small number of guests who received tickets would be allowed into the Utah Debate Room

Plexiglas was also used during last Saturday’s US Senate debate between Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jamie Garrison

« If she wants to, she’s more than welcome to surround herself with Plexiglas if it makes her more comfortable, » Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, told the Washington Post. ‘is not necessary « 

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World News – US – Plexiglas to be installed between VP candidates during a debate due to coronavirus fears


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