US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday violated the stated mask policy during her visit to Children’s National Hospital as she decided to unmask herself while reading a holiday book to children.
It is to be noted that Melania has visited Children’s National Hospital each year during her time as the first lady and she went to the hospital despite the COVID-19 outbreak.
Melania arrived at the hospital wearing mask but she decided to remove her mask when she took her seat. Melania maintained social distance norms but the hospital’s policy requires all visitors to wear a mask.
The White house has defended first lady Melania Trump over her alleged violation of the mask policy. A Statement by the white house said Melania Trump was reading stories to a ‘small group of socially-distanced patients and their families in the hospital atrium’
According to the hospital policy, “Everyone must wear a mask at all times while in any Children’s National facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask when entering any Children’s National building, as mandated by area officials. This includes all public places, such as the hallway and cafeteria and wearing a mask at all times when you are around other individuals.”