ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence chose not to wear a face mask while touring the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
It's an apparent violation of the world-renowned medical center's policy requiring them.
In a statement, the Mayo Clinic said "Mayo shared the masking policy with the VP’s office."
Video feeds show he didn't wear a mask when he met with a Mayo employee who has recovered from COVID-19.
He was also maskless when he visited a coronavirus testing lab.
And Pence was the only participant not to wear a mask during a roundtable discussion.
Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn was among those wearing masks.
Pence explained his decision by stressing that he has been frequently tested for the virus.