DNC Pushes Back Convention To August Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 Democratic National Convention has been pushed back by one month because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The convention was originally scheduled to begin on July 13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

"After a great deal of scenario planning and giving thought to how it is this event can have the greatest impact in the electoral process and the greatest impact in terms of what we can bring to Milwaukee, we felt the best decision, not knowing all the answers, was to delay this," Democratic National Convention CEO Joe Solmonese told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The convention will now begin on August 17. Officials said they are taking all precautions to ensure that the attendees are safe and that the convention does not pose a risk to public health and safety.

"The convention planning team will now use the coming weeks to further explore all options to ensure nominating the next president of the United States is done without unnecessary risk to public health. These options include everything from adjusting the convention’s format to crowd size and schedule."

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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