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Masks on the Hill

On Wednesday, Brian Monahan, the capitol’s attending physician, sent a memo to House staff announcing "for all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present. To be clear, for meetings in an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED."  Masks are not required in indoor spaces when an individual is alone, and there are some exceptions. Monahan sent a separate memo to the leaders of the Senate, among which most senators reported being vaccinated, that urges but does mandate the wearing of masks.