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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Judge Amy Coney Barrett (at podium) speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26, 2020, as President Donald Trump announces her nomination for associate justice of the Supreme Court.
The White House reportedly turned down an offer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist with contact tracing following a Sept. 26 event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, despite more than 10 guests there — including President Donald Trump — all testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Contact tracing is a “fundamental” step in identifying “who may have been infected through exposure to” a COVID-19 patient, federal health experts say.
“This process prevents further transmission of disease by separating people who have (or may have) an infectious disease from people who do not,” according to the CDC, the country’s leading health agency. “It is
The US Department of Transportation on Friday turned down a petition by a group of labor unions who sought a federal mask requirement for passengers riding on public transportation, according to a Rolling Stone report.
In a letter to the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO labor federation, the administration took the position of deeming additional rules as unnecessary.
The announcement came on the same day that President Trump revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus.
At a virtual town hall on Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the department “stupidly” rejected the petition.
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The US Department of Transportation on Friday turned down a petition by a group of labor unions who sought a federal mask requirement for passengers riding on major modes of transit, including airplanes, buses, trains.