MANHATTAN, NY - JUNE 14: A protester holds a sign that reads, "Vote" with an American Flag as they march through the streets of New York City. This was part of the Warriors of the Garden Peaceful Protest Against President Donald Trump's 74th Birthday that started at Trump International Tower in Columbus Circle and drew large crowds. Protesters continue taking to the streets across America and around the world after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer Derek Chauvin that was kneeling on his neck during for eight minutes, was caught on video and went viral. During his arrest as Floyd pleaded, "I Can't Breathe". The protest are attempting to give a voice to the need for human rights for African American's and to stop police brutality against people of color. They are also protesting deep-seated racism in America. Many people were wearing masks and observing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photographed in the Manhattan Borough of New York on June 14, 2020, USA.
(Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

Governor Candidates, Debate Commission Negotiating Over Virus Precautions

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The first of two debates among the candidates for governor takes place Tuesday in Indianapolis, with coronavirus precautions in place. One of the candidates wants more.

There will be no live audience, not even reporters — only the three candidates, the moderator, the
production crew, and a single pool photographer. Democrat Woody Myers said Thursday the candidates should also have to take a coronavirus test the day before. And he wants the three lecterns as far apart as possible.

Republican Governor Eric Holcomb’s campaign and the Indiana Debate Commission say rules
discussions are ongoing.

Holcomb tested negative on Wednesday. Campaign spokeswoman Holly Lawson says the governor
doesn’t necessarily object to another test, but she points to Centers for Disease Control guidelines
calling for tests for people who have symptoms or have had close contact with someone who does.
Libertarian nominee Don Rainwater points to the same guidance to say a test is unnecessary, though
he says he’ll do it if the commission requires it.

Share

Related Articles

Loading...