“We have by no means seen this earlier than,” Kate Andersen Brower, a presidential historian and former White Home reporter. “The Authorities Companies Administration has stated they are going to do that very deep cleansing—cleansing each floor of the 55,000 sq. foot mansion. There’s at all times been a deep clear between administrations, however we have by no means seen something like this.” For its half, GSA says it “will completely clear and disinfect the constructing areas between the administrations and be sure that every part is as much as normal.” What which means: “all furnishings, flooring, window remedies, handrails, door knobs, mild switches, counter tops, elevator buttons, restroom fixtures and dispensers, door handles and push plates, and lighting.”
Trump reportedly doesn’t intend to depart till January 20, simply earlier than President-elect Joe Biden strikes in. The transition says the Biden intends to maneuver in “on a conventional timeline,” which does not give crews a substantial amount of time to take care of the residence, the place Trump has been holed up together with his quick meals, hair dye, spray tan, coronavirus, and god is aware of what else for 4 years.
Former White Home usher Gary Walters says historically “a really well-organized ballet choreography” of dozens of residence workers would sweep in throughout the 5-6 hours of inauguration ceremony, earlier than the brand new occupants are within the constructing. They’d presumably clear and convey within the Bidens’ private belongings. However the COVID-19 security protocols the Biden crew has set would possibly stop that many workers from working and likewise Trump can have simply left the residence. It is going to take a minimal of 6 hours to take care of all that. The Bidens have each been vaccinated, so there’s that, however it nonetheless is perhaps prudent for the Blair Home to stay open to them for just a few additional days, simply in case.