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Coronavirus Roundup: Transition Plans Include Public Health Guidance; Top Democrats Release Joint Oversight Analysis of Federal Pandemic Response

August 6, 2020

Earlier this week, the Trump administration reported to Congress its transition efforts three months out from the election (as required by law), which incorporated public health precautions. “The eligible candidate(s) and the respective presidential transition team(s) will be informed of the Centers for Disease Control and [General Services Administration] guidelines for COVID-19, and other relevant guidance,” wrote Federal Transition Coordinator Mary Gibert. “The eligible candidate(s) will then determine how the guidelines will be implemented for his/her team in the office space GSA provides.” David Marchick, director of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service’s presidential transition center, told Government Executive it was a “thorough report” and he’s “been impressed” with the executive branch’s transition efforts overall.