(ETH) – Joe Biden is now officially the 46th President of the United States and he isn’t wasting any time implementing executive orders after being sworn into office on Wednesday.
According to a report from Fox News, one of his first priorities will be to sign an executive order that will require all Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring them the be worn on federal property. The order being called the “100-day masking challenge,” will require masks and social distancing in all federal buildings on all federal land and by federal employees and contractors, and on airlines, trains, and transit systems traveling between states.
Biden’s order is said to urge states to enact their own mandates which most have already done. “Our plan is as clear as it is bold,” Biden declared last week. “Get more people vaccinated for free. Create more places for them to get vaccinated. Mobilize more medical teams to get the shots in people’s arms.
Increase supply and get it out the door as soon as possible.” “We will immediately work with states to open up vaccinations to more priority groups,” Biden said, noting that “the implementation has been too rigid and confusing.” “If you were to ask most people today, they couldn’t tell you who exactly is getting vaccinated,” he continued.
“What they do know is there’s tens of millions of doses vaccine sitting unused in freezers around the country, while people who want and need the vaccine can’t get it. “Biden vowed to “fix the problem by encouraging states to allow more people to get vaccinated beyond health care workers and move through those groups as quickly as they think we can. That includes anyone 65 years or older, a population that has accounted for over 80% of the deaths to date.”