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Mike Pence ignored the Mayo Clinic's guidelines by not wearing a mask during visit

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has a policy that everyone on its campus must wear a mask to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus, but Vice President Mike Pence appeared to ignore the guidelines during a visit with patients and staff Tuesday.

It wasn't the greatest look for Pence, considering he's overseeing the White House's coronavirus task force and everyone around him was meeting the standard. But it's also unclear why no one at the clinic simply handed the vice president a mask and asked that he wear it, especially since he may have been informed about the policy before entering. Tim O'Donnell