Mark Meadows Hosted Maskless Wedding Party in May: Report


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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

At a time when many couples are being forced to postpone their weddings to abide by state guidelines banning large gatherings and out of concern for their elderly relatives being exposed to the coronavirus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows threw a “lavish” wedding party for his daughter in Atlanta.

The wedding was held in spite of the governor of Georgia’s executive order which required people in gathering in groups of 10 to maintaining six feet of distance at all times. The Constitution also reported that the event violated a mayorally issued 9 p.m. curfew.


Meadows’ Wedding Party Angered Atlanta’s Mayor & Some of the Event’s Workers

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Top Trump Aide Mark Meadows Held Mask-Less Wedding for His Daughter amid COVID Restrictions: Report

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in late May, with about 70 mask-less guests in attendance, despite local officials urging against such gatherings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a new report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The previously undisclosed event underlines the extent to which the Trump administration has resisted following the basic public health tips intended to avoid infection.

The Meadows family wedding, as reported, also fueled criticism that the president’s team has ignored the guidelines numerous others had to follow.

The contagious and deadly virus, which Donald Trump has downplayed to the public, reached the Oval Office in recent days — infecting both the president and First Lady Melania Trump as well as various senior advisers, campaign staff and others.

Many of those who were sickened around

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Maskless wedding photo at Vermont inn worries officials

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Woodstock say they were concerned by a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn and Resort that showed people not wearing masks or social distancing.

The Valley News reports the photo of about 40 people wearing dresses and suits sitting shoulder to shoulder in white folding chairs outside during the Saturday event circulated on social media.

Woodstock Village Trustees Chairman Jeffrey Kahn wrote the safety of residents, business employees and visitors is of utmost importance.

“The safety of our residents, business employees and visitors is of utmost importance to us,” Kahn wrote in a social media post. “We must not become complacent about adhering to the Village mask ordinance. Wear your mask…be well.”

In a statement, the inn said they tried to comply with all guidelines.

“We understand the concerns and will make every effort to reassure the

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Maskless wedding photo at Woodstock Inn irks local officials, businesses

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Downtown Woodstock, where an uproar has developed after a photo of a maskless wedding at the Woodstock Inn. Photo by Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

This article by Nora Doyle-Burr was first published in the Valley News on Oct. 5.

WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn & Resort on Saturday — showing attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing — circulated on social media.

“The Woodstock Village and Town leadership is well aware of and extremely concerned about the lack of masks and social distancing portrayed by a photo taken at a Woodstock Inn wedding event this past Saturday,” Jeffrey Kahn, chairman of the Woodstock Village Trustees, wrote in a Listserv post Sunday evening.

The photo, which shows roughly 40 people wearing dresses and suits sitting shoulder to shoulder in white folding chairs outside,

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