"We made the Vice President and his staff aware of our policy regarding masking. For all additional inquiries please contact his press team."
Vice President Pence issued this statement:
"As Vice President of the United States I am tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone around me is tested for the coronavirus. Since I don't have the coronavirus, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible healthcare personal and look them in the eye and say thank you."