PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: In last-minute decision, plexiglass barriers removed from stage

A person uses disinfecting wipes to clean the lectern that will be used by President Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at the Curb Event Center on the campus of Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are scheduled to square off for the final debate, 12 days before Election Day.
A person uses disinfecting wipes to clean the lectern that will be used by President Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at the Curb Event Center on the campus of Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are scheduled to square off for the final debate, 12 days before Election Day. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There will be no plexiglass barriers between President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at Thursday night's presidential debate in Nashville.

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced just hours before the debate was set to start at Belmont University that the barriers were removed for two reasons, according to NBC News.

First off, both Trump and Biden tested negative for COVID-19.

The second reason is that the Commission consulted with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who gave his blessing.

Both campaigns were reportedly consulted and agreed with the decision to remove the barriers.