The White House’s holiday celebration festivities this week included an event where First Lady Jill Biden read to school kids. But she was maskless while the children present were forced to wear masks and sit distanced from one another.
The unmasked appearance was against her own husband’s advice on Monday morning, promising “no new lockdowns” amid the Omicron variant if everyone wears a mask and gets vaccinated against the coronavirus. (It’s also not the first time President Joe Biden has been seen out and about maskless.)
An archive of the White House Christmas presentation is viewable over on C-SPAN. It includes a cast of PBS kids characters dancing in their costumes in what appears to be the White House’s lounge area. Then the second-grade class of students from Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland, were guided in.