Former Vice President Joe Biden said he’d do everything he could if president to force people to wear masks in public.
“I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, told KDKA.
“The one thing we do know is that these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody in public be wearing that mask. … I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public,” he added later.
Federal health officials recommend wearing face coverings in places where people can’t maintain six feet of distance from non-household members. Grocery stores and pharmacies are two examples used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).