Joe Biden on Thursday called on governors across the U.S. to issue mask-wearing mandates to stem the spread of Coronavirus.
“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months, at a minimum,” Biden told reporters at a hotel in Wilmington, Delaware, with his newly minted running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. “Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing,” he added.
“It’s not about your rights, it’s about your responsibilities,” Biden said.
“When I get occasionally confronted by a person in public about wearing a mask, I say, ‘look, this is America, be a patriot, protect your fellow citizens.'” Biden said. “Step up, do the right thing.”