The Biden campaign defied the original plans to position the candidates 7 feet apart, arguing that the two would not be far enough apart to meet medical guidelines. In light of Trump’s diagnosis, the commission decided on Friday to move the chairs from 7 feet to 12 feet apart.
While social distancing guidelines call for a minimum of 6 feet between people to avoid exposure to coronavirus, the Biden campaign argued that medical professionals recommend a greater distance for people who spend long periods of time next to each other indoors. Pence and Harris meet for a 90-minute debate in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.
Harris, who traveled to Nevada on Friday, will travel to Utah and stay there until the debate, a Harris campaign official said Friday.
Biden campaign officials addressed the candidate̵