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1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE will not shake hands at their first debate next week in Ohio due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, campaign sources told Politico.

The move is one of several adjustments the campaigns are ironing out to comply with social distances guidelines.

An elbow-bump was considered but both campaigns decided that it would awkward.

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The president will stand to the right and Biden to the left at their respective podiums.

The audience will be limited to between 75 and 80 people, all of whom will be tested for COVID-19 before attending the debate.

The event will take place on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

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] During a Democratic primary debate in March — when the coronavirus pandemic had begun impacting daily life in the U.

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— Biden and Sen.

] The two men elbow-dumped in lieu of a handshake and were not wearing masks.


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