Overseas Network, December 4th – U.S. State Department officials said that the headquarters of the State Department will hold parties almost every day for the next two weeks, and he pointed out that this practice was absurd.
According to NBC on the 4th, a State Department official revealed that the party would be arranged at the State Department headquarters and Blair House. Several officials expressed concern about such a busy social schedule, which they believe is not only about the safety of staff, but also about the safety of guests.
One State Department official even sarcastically said, “Like the Rose Garden in the White House, can powerful people not catch the virus? This is ridiculous. According to the report, the official alluded to a previous White House gathering that had become a super-spreading event.
An official said that the reply letter showed that the number of ambassadorial events this year was less attended than in previous years. The official confirmed that Pompeo himself will hold a festival party on December 15 and 16, and hundreds of people will be invited to attend.
In response to the holiday party, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of State said that some activities were held separately to ensure that fewer people gathered indoors at the same time.
Additionally, guests will be tested for temperatures, but without having to be tested for COVID-19, “a lot of hand sanitizer” will be placed on site.”
All guests will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.” The spokesperson did not answer questions about how guests can wear masks to enjoy food and cocktails.
The number of COVID-19 deaths, new cases and hospitalizations in the United States this week were all record.
The CDC recommends that Americans celebrate festivals at home and only party with family members.
The maximum number of people in Washington, D.C. to request indoor gatherings is 10.