The team incharge of Biden's inauguration is urging Americans to stay home and watch history unfold on their television or digital screens. On jnauary 20, US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office on the steps of the United States just like other American leaders throughout history but this year almost every other detail of Inauguration Day will be transformed by Covid-19 public health protocols.
Pointing to the "unprecedented" public health crisis prevailing in the country, the inaugural committee plans for an extremely small "footprint" of the in-person event that "honors and resembles sacred American traditions" and also keeps Americans safe. A statement from the Presidential inaugural committee said, "The ceremony's footprint will be extremely limited, and the parade that follows will be reimagined". As of now, it is not clear if outgoing president Donald Trump will participate in the function.
They added, "The 59th Presidential Inauguration will be a historic and exciting event that showcases the strength and diversity of our nation -- and one that every American can enjoy from their home". Examining the blueprint for a reimagined event, the team said plans are on to "honor the inaugural traditions Americans have always known": An outdoor swearing-in ceremony, a "reimagined" parade and "virtual celebrations" feature in the bucket list. Post swearing-in ceremony, Biden will deliver an inaugural address that "lays out his vision to beat the virus, build back better, and bring the country together". At the same time, Inaugural Day merchandise - tees, mugs, socks, masks, coasters and blankets - have gone on sale on the official site.