- The location of the Republican National Congress said it would now be required to wear masks indoors.
- Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville) announced on Monday that due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Sunshine State, people were required to wear masks indoors.
- President Trump had previously withdrawn from the convention’s original site in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of his restrictions on COVID-19 may prevent him from working at full capacity on the field.
- According to reports, Mayor Jacksonville Lenny Curry did not attend the press conference.
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The city of Jacksonville, Florida, said that people will now be required to wear clothes indoors, which is likely to complicate President Donald Trump’s plan to hold a conference speech there in August.
The announcement was made shortly after noon on Monday, Eastern Time, and Poliitico first reported the developments.
After the president expressed frustration at the stage where the city could not be packed for the GOP conference, Trump and his campaign initially sought Jacksonville after leaving the planned location in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Due to the contract to be performed, the formal business will still be carried out in Charlotte, but Jacksonville will be the venue for speeches and TV-friendly conference events.
Last week, in the rise of new COVID-19 cases in Florida and concerns about the upcoming Trump show in Duval County, Jacksonville, Republican Mayor Lenny Curry’s office told the insider that the city The general will “encourage” assembly members to wear masks, but he is unwilling to do so. Ask for authorization.
According to reports, Curry did not announce mandatory mask measures on Monday at a press conference. A spokeswoman told the New York Times president of the Miami branch that he had a “family commitment.”
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According to Politico, the “turning point” of the mayor’s office came when the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy facilities in Jacksonville recently requested to wear indoor masks.
Curry said that according to sources who spoke anonymously with Politico at the City Hall, he still supported the convention held in his city.