Jill Biden puts her face mask back on to visit African American History museum


Jill Biden puts her face mask back ON to visit the National Museum of African American History – one day after husband Joe said vaccinated people do NOT have to wear them indoors

  • Jill Biden put her face mask back on Friday to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its reopening to the public
  • Museum asks visitors to wear face coverings 
  • ‘Culture and beauty is coming back to DC,’ the first lady said
  • Museum reopens to the public on Saturday 

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Jill Biden put her face mask back on Friday to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its reopening to the public.

The first lady was following the museum’s rules, which require visitors ages two and older to wear a face covering during their visit except while eating and drinking, according to its website. 

She was one of the first to be seen in public without a face mask on Thursday after the CDC released it’s new guidelines, which allows for fully vaccinated Americans to go maskless except for crowded indoor locations.

When Biden arrived at the museum on Friday she put her mask on to tour the exhibits, which feature African American culture and history.

The Smithsonian did not reply to DailyMail.com’s query asking why it was requiring visitors to wear masks when the CDC had changed its guidelines.

Jill Biden put her face mask back on Friday to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its reopening to the public.

Jill Biden put her face mask back on Friday to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its reopening to the public.

Jill Biden said the new rules on mask wearing makes her feel 'hopeful'

Jill Biden said the new rules on mask wearing makes her feel ‘hopeful’

‘Culture and beauty is coming back to DC,’  Jill Biden told NBC News outside of the museum. The museum is reopening on Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic lock down began.

For the occasion, Biden wore a navy blue Oscar de la Renta dress with flowers on it and had a matching navy blue face mask.  

And the first lady cheered the new guidance from the CDC that says fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear face masks either inside or outdoors, although it did ask people adhere to local rules. Nearly 110 million Americans have been fully vaccinated.

‘Isn’t it great? Don’t you feel good about it,’ Biden said.

The first lady wore her face mask to tour the exhibits but took it off to make brief remarks. 

‘It felt so good to be outside and have our masks off,’ she said.

‘It feels so special to me and it does feel hopeful,’ Biden said of the easing of rules. ‘Inch by inch we’re moving forward and we’ve got to just get this pandemic under control.’

She encouraged those who have not been vaccinated to do so. 

She also brought chocolate chips cookies from the White House for those attending the re-opening.   

First lady Jill Biden pauses at an exhibit during a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian, left, and National Museum of African American History and Culture director Kevin Young

First lady Jill Biden pauses at an exhibit during a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian, left, and National Museum of African American History and Culture director Kevin Young

First lady Jill Biden pauses at the The Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin during a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

First lady Jill Biden pauses at the The Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin during a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jill Biden requested to view the Harriet Tubman exhibit

Jill Biden requested to view the Harriet Tubman exhibit

Actress Jennifer Garner (R) looks on as First Lady Jill Biden speaks with a student getting vaccinated at Capital High School in Charleston, West Virginia

Actress Jennifer Garner (R) looks on as First Lady Jill Biden speaks with a student getting vaccinated at Capital High School in Charleston, West Virginia

Actress Jennifer Garner greets first lady Jill Biden in Charleston, W.Va.; the two women followed new CDC guidelines and went maskless

Actress Jennifer Garner greets first lady Jill Biden in Charleston, W.Va.; the two women followed new CDC guidelines and went maskless

Jill Biden wore a pink face mask when she left for West Virginia on Thursday morning

Jill Biden wore a pink face mask when she left for West Virginia on Thursday morning

She specifically asked to see the Harriet Tubman exhibit during her visit. The exhibit shows Harriet Tubman’s bible and handkerchief.

Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch showed the first lady the hymn book that Tubman carried with her.

On Thursday, Jill Biden was in West Virginia to visit a student vaccination clinic with actress Jennifer Garner.

She stepped off her plane without a face mask, one of the first to obey the new CDC guidelines. 

‘We feel naked,’ the first lady said about not wearing one. Then she paused. ‘I didn’t mean it that way!’ 

She also joked she learned about the new rule during her flight from Washington D.C to Charleston, W.Va. – and after she had bought a mask that matched her outfit.

‘We just learned as we got off the plane,’ she said of new mask guidance. ‘And here I had gone out to buy one that was coordinated with my outfit so you can’t win.’



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