How President Biden plans to tackle first days in office
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- President Joe Biden wasted no time after being sworn into office, spending his first day issuing multiple executive orders and actions. Reports indicate that he plans to spend his first full day in office, focusing on the coronavirus pandemic.
President Biden is taking a different approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic from his predecessor. He recently launched a 100-day mask challenge and is challenging Americans to wear a face mask and social distance, at least for the first 100 days of his administration.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Biden also implemented a mask mandate on federal properties where federal contractors and employees must wear a mask and social distance while in federal buildings. He appointed a response coordinator to the coronavirus pandemic to help oversee the white house's response and efforts to distribute vaccines and medical supplies and is looking to rejoin several organizations, including the World Health Organization, where Dr. Anthony Fauci will deliver a speech on Jan. 21, as head of a US delegation.
The president has put more than a dozen policies into effect in his first hours in office.