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Vice President Mike Pence wore a mask during a visit to an Indiana facility making ventilators Thursday, two days after igniting a storm of criticism for failing to put on a mask for a tour of the renowned Mayo Clinic despite coronavirus restrictions there.

Pence was touring the General Motors plant in Kokomo, Indiana, with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Pence, who once served as governor of Indiana, has previously said he does not need to wear a mask because he is tested regularly for coronavirus, and so far has been shown to be negative for the virus.

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Vice President Mike Pence seen wearing a face mask at the GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana, with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

The Mayo Clinic has said it told Pence that masks were required for all visitors, staff and patients at its Rochester, Minnesota, facility, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Pence’s wife, Karen, on Thursday said he only learned of that policy after he left the clinic Tuesday.



A protester holds a sign at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 30.




Vice President Mike Pence gestures while visiting the General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility in Kokomo, Indiana on April 30.




Beatrice Diaz wears a protective face mask as she passes out pet food at a drive-thru pet food bank held by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department during the new coronavirus pandemic on April 30 in Doral, Florida.




Gasoline prices are posted at a Mobil station in Candia, New Hampshire on April 30. Rising stockpiles and lowered demand are contributing to the low prices.




Christopher Ikemire prepares to test a customer at the Eastern Star Church on April 30 in Indianapolis, Indiana.




A pedestrian waits for a Chicago Transit Authority bus as several COVID-19 public service messages are projected on screens at the bus stop on April 30 in Chicago, Illinois.




President Donald Trump meets with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli (L) and Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx (R) in the White House in Washington, D.C on April 30.




Demonstrators take part in an “American Patriot Rally,” organized on April 30 by Michigan United for Liberty on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan. 




Animal rights activists with PETA rally in front of the White House to demand that meat slaughterhouses, where hundreds of workers have tested positive for coronavirus, remain closed on April 30 in Washington, D.C.




USNS Comfort, the hospital ship leaves from New York City on April 30.




The Empire State Building is illuminated in blue to honor first responders and essential workers as the outbreak of the coronavirus continues in the Manhattan borough of New York, on April 29.




Physician Lauren Bernese administers a test for COVID-19 to Rachael Benson, a case manager at Interbay Village, a village of tiny houses managed by the Low Income Housing Institute, in Seattle, Washington, on April 29.



A sign indicates that the beach is still closed on April 29, in Miami Beach, Florida. The city of Miami Beach partially reopened parks and facilities including golf courses, tennis courts and marinas as it begins easing restrictions made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.




A person wearing a mask out of concern for the coronavirus walks past a sign advertising masks, on April 29, in Boston.




An unemployed worker checks looks at the State of Michigan unemployment site, on April 29, in Detroit. As of mid-April, about 26 million Americans had filed unemployment claims in the first five weeks since governments began ordering people to stay home and some businesses to close as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. It’s already the worst stretch of job losses in the Unites States’ history.




Volunteers ready to load food into recipients cars at a food distribution point for people economically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, organized by New Orleans City Councilman Jay Banks, on April 29.




A woman walks on the sidewalk next to a mural during COVID-19 pandemic, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, on April 29.



Members of the New York City Fire Department join in a round of applause outside NYU Langone Health to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 29.




New cars are seen lined up next to the dock as the global outbreak of the coronavirus continues, at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 29.



A now hiring sign is displayed in front of a grocery store, on April 29, in Des Moines, Iowa. As of mid-April, about 26 million Americans had filed unemployment claims in the first five weeks of lockdown. The new unemployment data to be released on April 30, is expected to push that total even higher.



David Lopez and his mother Lupe, seen on April 29, at their Eagle Rock home where they have been sheltering in place. David lost his grandmother and Lupe her mother last week to coronavirus. David made a film about his grandmother’s death to proof that the pandemic is real and not a hoax he said.




Construction workers wearing face masks walk past a sign in front of The Anthem, a popular live music venue, that displays a message of support on their marquee amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 29 in Washington, D.C.




Dr. Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in the White House in Washington, D.C on April 29.




Amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, a Dallas Police officer hands a sticker to a boy in a parking lot of a shopping center in Dallas, Texas on April 29.




Police, fire and rescue agencies arrive to cheers from medical staff at the main entrance to Central Florida Regional Hospital, in Sanford, for a “Heroes Thanking Heroes” parade on April 29 in Sanford, Florida.




A letter bearing the signature of President Donald Trump was sent to people who received a coronavirus economic stimulus payment as part of the Cares Act in Washington, D.C on April 29.


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjusts her face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as she attends a news conference to announce members of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C on April 29.




Messages of Support Written On a Boarded Up store in New York City on April 28.




A customer makes a purchase at a cafe in Grand Central Terminal on April 29 in New York.




A pedestrian walks past a sign in a shop window reading “We Will Return Boston Strong” after Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker extended his stay-at-home advisory and his order closing non-essential businesses until May 18 because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts on April 28.




Democrat Kweisi Mfume removes a face mask before addressing reporters during an election night news conference after he won the 7th Congressional District special election on April 28 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mfume defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik to finish the term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat Mfume held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. 




Medical personnel attend a nightly 7 pm applause in their honor on April 28, outside NYU Langone Medical Center in the Manhattan borough of New York. 




Hundreds of people line up for food donations, given to those impacted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Chelsea, Mass. on April 28.




On behalf of The New York Stock Exchange, Robert Glorioso, Chief Building Engineering Operations rings The Closing Bell on April 28 in New York, to thank volunteer motorcycle courier Robert Babington of Bristol Myers Squibb for navigating the pastoral countryside near Dundalk, Ireland to go the extra mile for patients. The NYSE joins millions of others who stand in awe and gratitude of the way people around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis – from medical professionals to workers who ensure food supply, and those who keep streets safe. 




Tributes to veterans cover a sign on April 28, near an entrance road to Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Mass., where a number of people died due to the coronavirus.




Jocelyn Bush, a poll worker at the Edmondson Westside High School Polling site, cleans each station after a ballot is cast, during the special election for Marylands 7th congressional district seat, previously held by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in Baltimore, Maryland on April 28.




Two people walk past a mural on a boarded-up window that reads “This is Temporary,” on April 28 in Seattle, Washington. 




President Donald Trump answers questions while meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) in the White House on April 28 in Washington, D.C.




The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds perform a flyover tribute to honor NYC COVID-19 frontline workers on April 28.




Detroit residents line-up to be tested for free for the coronavirus disease at the Sheffield Center in Detroit, Michigan on April 28.




A motorist drops off a mail-in ballot outside of a voting center during the 7th Congressional District special election on April 28 in Windsor Mill, Maryland.




A man shops in the meat section at a grocery store on April 28 in Washington, D.C




Volunteers help prepare bags of food to aid those in need during the coronavirus outbreak at the Arlington Food Assistance Center, on April 28 in Arlington, Virginia.




New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily coronavirus press briefing on April 28 in Syracuse, New York.




Kelly Millier prepares to have her temperature checked her team member in North Brookfield, Massachusetts on April 28.




Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks during a press briefing on the state’s efforts battling the coronavirus pandemic in Boston on April 28.




A medical professional works at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site at Cambridge Health Alliance Somerville Hospital on April 28 in Somerville, Massachusetts.




U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III greets a healthcare worker as he delivers Wahlburgers meals for the medical staff at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on April 27.




President Donald Trump turns to Vice President Mike Pence as they depart following a coronavirus response news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 27.




A social distancing sign is seen on a table at a Waffle House on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants on April 27 in Smyrna, Georgia.



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