The birthday party comes shortly after Massachusetts tweaked its face-covering guidelines for indoor settings per federal recommendations and after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study showed that three-quarters of people infected during a coronavirus outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., charged by the delta variant were fully vaccinated.
Dukes County, home to Martha’s Vineyard, has a moderate level of community transmission and is about 100 miles south of Provincetown.
“He looks forward to catching up with former president Obama soon and properly welcoming him into the over-60 club,” the spokesperson said.
The Obamas have been vocal advocates of following public health protocols and stressing the importance of vaccination.
“We all want to be with our family and friends again, and the best way to make that happen is by getting the vaccine as soon it’s available to you,” the former first lady said in April.
Last week, the 44th president, a Democrat, tweeted about how the coronavirus has become more contagious, emphasizing the need for more people to become inoculated.
A person with knowledge of the party told Axios that 475 people have confirmed their attendance and that more than 200 staff members will work at the party.
“In lieu of gifts, guests are being asked to consider giving to programs that work to support boys and young men of color and their families here at home in the United States, empower adolescent girls around the world, and equip the next generation of emerging community leaders including the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, the Girls Opportunity Alliance or the Obama Foundation’s Global Leadership programs,” a person knowledgeable about the matter told The Post.
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