U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday urged Americans to attend religious services ‘safely’ amid the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed a quarter of a million Americans and infected more than 12 million people in the United States.
Biden made the call after a visit to St. Anne’s church in Wilmington, Delaware, for Saturday night mass.
A reporter shouted a question at Biden, as he walked out of the church at about 4:36 p.m., on whether all Americans should be able to attend religious services during the pandemic.
“Yes, safely,” he responded.
The President-elect, who did not seem to be accompanied by any family member, also waved, sporting khakis and a blazer.
He will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021, a day he says will be busy with executive orders to undo what Trump has done, including rejoining the World Health Organization, the Paris Climate Accord and repeal the Muslim ban.