Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony

Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony

Posted January 18, 2021

Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony

  • In some ways, the inauguration will be much the same as previous ones – Mr Biden will take the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol and then make his way to the White House.
  • But with the event happening just two weeks after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol – and coming amid a global pandemic – there will be lots of differences.
  • Here’s a look at what measures have been put into place to deal with heightened concerns about security and Covid-19:
    • US troops descend on DC
    • Travel restrictions stepped up
    • Road closures as DC is locked down
    • Ceremony the same, but different
    • Deep cleaning the White House

| January 18, 2021