The famous offices located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are grappling with the same calculation as every other workplace facing the coronavirus: whether to close the doors and work remotely.
The White House is unlike any other office, and a decision to transform it into a remote operation could ripple across governments at the federal, state and national levels — setting the tone for other officials, state governments and corporations to make their own telework determinations.
A less-populated White House complex also risks sending a startling signal to the nation about the severity of the coronavirus. And it presents a logistical nightmare — classified meetings are not easily held via videoconference.
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