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US Vice President Mike Pence ignored the Mayo Clinic’s masking policy during his Tuesday visit to the health institution in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn more about COVID-19 testing as part of his White House Coronavirus Task Force duties.

Photos and videos of Pence visiting the clinic without a mask have been circulating on Twitter. Other people in the room with Pence, including US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and US Representative Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) can all be seen wearing masks. 

​In response to the criticism, Pence stated he didn't wear a mask because he "thought it'd be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers these incredible healthcare personnel and look them in the eye and say thank you." He also added that he is regualrly tested tested for the coronavirus as vice president.
​Earlier this month, the academic medical center began requiring all people on campus to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet Tuesday, the Mayo Clinic said it had notified the vice president of its masking policy before he arrived at the institution, but that tweet was deleted shortly after being published.

​The facility’s website also states: “Mayo Clinic is requiring all patients, visitors and staff to wear a face covering or mask to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

​Many Twitter users have expressed outrage, criticizing the vice president for blatantly ignoring the rules.

​“@MayoClinic should have not let Pence in,” one Twitter user wrote.

​“Very insulting to all of the employees and patients, disregarding their safety entirely,” another user wrote.

This is not the first time Pence’s actions during the pandemic have been questioned.

A photo of the vice president praying with other members of the Coronavirus Task Force in March resulted in widespread criticism of the US’ response to the crisis. 

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