But the two camps were split over whether to erect a plexiglass barrier, according to people familiar with the talks. Harris’ campaign supported it, Pence’s opposed it.
“If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it,” said Katie Miller, a Pence spokeswoman.
A Harris spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It isn’t the first time plexiglass has been used in a debate in recent days: During a weekend debate between Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, Harrison put a plexiglass barrier between himself and the incumbent.
Some Democrats have expressed fear that Trump may have been contagious during his debate with former vice president Joe Biden last week, though the Democratic candidate has since tested negative.