“As far as I could tell, the White House’s lone concession to the catastrophe unfolding before our eyes was that a few junior aides working in the suite of offices accessible to the press corps sat at their desks in masks. During my August trip, none of the aides breathing the same air in this cramped warren of offices had seen fit to wear one.” Peter Nicholas in The Atlantic: What I Saw at the White House.

+ “Effective October 2, 2020, all National Security Council (NSC) staff reporting to the Executive Office of the President campus are required to wear a mask in all common areas, including security screening facilities, elevators, hallways and restrooms.” That was an order issued in the White House … YESTERDAY. Until then, it was not the rule. My house has stricter virus rules than the White House.