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More than 1,000 people are reportedly expected to watch Trump's RNC acceptance speech in person

President Trump's Republican National Convention finale is reportedly going to break the COVID code.

Anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 guests are expected to watch President Trump accept the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night from the South Lawn, CBS News reports. It's unclear if masks will be required at the event, but either way, it'll violate Washington, D.C.'s ban on mass gatherings.

As of late July, D.C. is prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, even if they're outside. The city also has a mandatory mask mandate for anyone who steps out of their home. It is also requiring anyone from a high-risk state to quarantine before going out in public in D.C. — a problem for some of the guests who've already said they'll be in attendance on Thursday.

For example, two far-right winners of Republican House primaries expected to be elected this fall have been invited to the event. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia — two supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory expected to win House seats this fall — have already said they'll be attending.