The Democratic National Convention is putting some stiff rules on those few hundred that will be attending their convention in Milwaukee in August.
While delegates and Democratic members of Congress have been told to stay home, several hundred people are still expected in Milwaukee.
Anyone arriving in Milwaukee will be asked to self-isolate for a minimum of 72 hours before departing. Once in the city, participants will have to agree to daily COVID-19 testing.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone involved with the convention is our top priority,” Katie Peters said in a statement, communications director for the Democratic National Convention Committee. “After consultation with public health officials, the DNCC will implement robust health and safety protocols that will govern the convention’s in-person activities and keep attendees safe before and during the convention.”
Participants will also have to “follow strict PPE requirements” including wearing masks at all times alongside strongly recommending goggles. People have been advised to avoid bars and restaurants and other locations where social distancing is not possible.
“The health protocols in place for the Democratic National Convention appear to be thoughtful and thorough,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement. I am pleased the convention organizers have consulted with the Milwaukee Health Department. While it is important to protect every person attending the convention, it is also important to protect the entire Milwaukee community. These protocols establish reasonable requirements in order to prevent additional COVID-19 infections in Milwaukee.”
The convention is scheduled to begin Aug. 17.
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