Capitol physician considers recommending masks again due to Delta variant

The Capitol’s chief physician is considering reimposing a mask recommendation in the Capitol after two months of mostly face-covering-free business in the House and Senate, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
An imminent announcement is not expected, but the Office of the Attending Physician is weighing whether to suggest that people don masks again inside the Capitol complex as the Delta variant surges nationwide.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Rules and Administration panel, said that some of the precautions implemented during the peak of the pandemic could return.
“I thought for a moment that you were all standing on your dots again,” he told masked and unmasked reporters Thursday, gesturing to the circular yellow stickers that still dot the floor of the Senate basement, each six feet apart, that read “thanks for practicing social distancing.”
“But I guess we might have to go back to some of

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By Heather Caygle, Katherine Tully-McManus and Burgess Everett

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