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Biden, Sanders Campaigns to Work Remotely Amid Pandemic

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Joe Biden (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 12 March 2020 08:17 PM

Joe Biden's campaign staff will work remotely amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports The Hill.

The news outlet, citing an internal memo sent to employees from campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon and senior adviser Anita Dunn, said the campaign will provide "work from home" remote office pods to staff without permanent residences and allow those who do have homes to work remotely.

The campaign will help staff with travel, per the memo.

Biden plans to stay at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and travel to the debate in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, campaign staff told CBS News on Thursday.

Starting Saturday, all of the Biden campaign offices will be closed to the public. The campaign will "organize voters across the country through phone banking, text messaging, virtual events, and other distributed organizing models," O'Malley Dillon and Dunn wrote in the memo, though the campaign plans to continue holding small gatherings.

All fundraisers will become "virtual fundraisers indefinitely," the memo said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders' communications director, Mike Casca, released a statement with a similar message.

"In light of concerns about coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution for our staff, volunteers and supporters, the Sanders campaign has asked all staff to work from home and will no longer hold large events or door-to-door canvasses, instead moving to digital formats and outreach wherever possible," he said.

The coronavirus, which started in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 130,000 people worldwide and killed more than 4,700.

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Joe Biden's campaign staff will work remotely amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports The Hill.
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Thursday, 12 March 2020 08:17 PM
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