The negotiations come amid mounting concerns about infection. While Pence has tested negative for the virus, President Donald Trump and several of his top aides have tested positive. Democrats have expressed worries that Trump was contagious at last week’s debate with former Vice President Joe Biden, though Biden has since tested negative.
Debate organizers are also planning to strictly enforce health regulations at the debate. Before entering the debate hall at the University of Utah, attendees must test negative and wear a mask. If they take the mask off, they will be asked to put it back on. If they don’t comply, they will be asked to leave, people familiar with the planning said.
Trump’s family members were criticized for not wearing masks during last week’s debate.