This measure was introduced after the hospitalization of President Trump.
The National Security Council ordered all employees to wear masks on the White House grounds and “avoid unnecessary visits” to the West Wing, where the President’s office is located. They are also required to maintain a social distance.
The Directive was issued after President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with a coronavirus infection, and the President was sent to a hospital for treatment.
On the territory of the White House, the mandatory rule of wearing masks was not observed. Trump himself has regularly expressed doubts about the effectiveness of this prevention measure.