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Vice President Mike Pence wears coronavirus mask after criticism for Mayo Clinic visit

CNBC logoCNBC 4/30/2020 Dan Mangan
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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.

a group of people posing for the camera: 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. © Provided by CNBC 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.

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