UNITED STATES−Due to a spike in coronavirus cases, Vice President Mike Pence has canceled two of the stops for the “Faith in America” tour. Pence will be attending the, “Celebrate Freedom” event in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, June 28, and meet with Governor Greg Abbott.

The Faith in America stop scheduled in Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday, June 30, has been postponed due to increases in COVID-19 cases. Pence who is the leader of the Coronavirus Task Force, exercised caution in travel plans in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. The Florida Department of Health reported a single-day record of 9,585 new cases of COVID-19.

The Republican Party of Sarasota made an announcement on their Facebook page on Saturday that Pence’s visit for Thursday, July 2 has been postponed. Vice President Pence’s recent update on the coronavirus indicated that he would be in Dallas, Tucson, and Sarasota. The new dates for Tucson and Sarasota have not yet been announced.

He kicked off his Faith in America tour in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on June 23 at the Ingleside Hotel, on 2810 Golf Road in Pewaukee, WI. Kelly Ann Conway opened the event saying, “This is when we decide between the past of Joe Biden or the future with President Trump.”

Pence took the stage to a cheering crowd recognizing former Governor Scott Walkner, Congressman Glenn Grothman, and Congressman Brian Stiles.  Pence touted the accomplishments of President Trump; the economy, 500,000 more manufacturing jobs, an increase in wages especially for the “forgotten men and women of America,” the hardworking blue-collar workers.

The President of the United States, Donald Trump acknowledged that whenever America went back to work, there would be a second wave of the virus. He relayed that the county would all have to exercise caution, continue social distancing, and wear masks. The guidelines for reopening can be found on the White House website.

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Posted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, June 26, 2020