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On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Inaugural activities are planned and executed by both the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) and President-elect Joe Biden’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). 

The JCCIC has announced that “this global pandemic and the rise in COVID-19 cases warranted a difficult decision to limit attendance at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies to a live audience that resembles a State of the Union.” While there will be no tickets available to the public, the event will be available to watch online and broadcasted nationally on television.

Further, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the President-elect Joe Biden’s PIC is asking “Americans to participate in inaugural events from home to protect themselves, their families, friends and communities.” On January 20, 2021, the inauguration will take place with “vigorous health and safety protocols.” The Biden team’s recent statement encourages people to celebrate this sacred American tradition safely from home and not to plan travel to Washington, D.C.

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