Masks on. Masks off. Masks on again at the White House as Delta threat grows

July 30, 2021

But anyone smiling inside the White House on Wednesday was supposed to do it once again from behind a mask.Vice President Kamala Harris, center, and others wear masks during a meeting at the White House complex on Tuesday.Under the CDC recommendations, that means people should wear masks indoors in public settings including offices and businesses.So once again, there are signs outside the West Wing reminding people to wear masks when they step inside, even if they're vaccinated.Although House members and staff were directed to wear masks in public spaces, including the House chamber, senators and their staff were merely encouraged to wear masks.