Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

By: - November 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Joe Biden wearing a mask with his hand on it in Michigan

Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden in Grand Rapids, Oct. 2, 2020 | Andrew Roth

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Wisconsin Examiner. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.