Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY Published 1:29 a.m. ET March 26, 2020 | Updated 2:54 a.m. ET March 26, 2020CLOSE The U.S. Senate passed an historic spending bill of over $2 trillion to combat the coronavirus pandemic surging in the U.S., and fight off a recession USA TODAYWASHINGTON – As the Senate voted on an emergency economic relief package Wednesday night, Twitter users were quick to point out that the Senators were not following social distancing recommendations from health agencies.More: Senate passes historic $2 trillion stimulus package to curb effects of coronavirusDuring the vote on the coronavirus stimulus package, senators were given 30 minutes to vote instead of the traditional 15 so they could practice social distancing.However, as the votes were tallied, Senators could be seen standing close together, talking and chatting, before they adjourned until April 20, a date announced Wednesday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.More: From New York City to St. Augustine, fever charting shows social distancing may be ‘breaking the chain’ of coronavirus infectionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes social distancing as, “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.”Senators are terrible at social distancing, Part 5,241.


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