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Former VP Biden, Gov. Wolf Talk Coronavirus Recovery, Including How To Get People Back To Work

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) -- After endorsing him earlier in the day, Gov. Tom Wolf joined former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on a virtual session to discuss the impacts of Coronavirus on states.

Gov. Wolf says Pennsylvania "needs a partner in Washington."

He says all states are in uncharted waters due to the pandemic, and that good people are key to recovery.

"Unemployment, how do we deal with that, how do we help the folks who are out of work and how do we do that in a timely fashion? We're all struggling, and months from now, we'll look back and say that we could have don't this, we could have done that better," Gov. Wolf said.

Gov. Wolf and Biden said they agree that wearing face masks is not a sign of weakness.

"Wearing one of these masks outside is not a partisan issue," said Biden. "Secret Service outside my house all have the mask on. We don't talk unless I walk out with a mask on. It is a matter of protecting other people."

But the Pennsylvania chair of the Trump 2020 campaign says it's not a political issue.

"I don't think this is about me being a Republican or Joe Biden or Governor Wolf being a Democrat. I think people are going to use their good sense. They are by and large going to want to take care of themselves and others. So I think it's silly to try to make this a campaign issue, wearing a mask," said Bernadette Comfort, a Trump supporter.

Biden and Wolf also said that Pennsylvania's phased reopening is a good way to figure out what works for keeping residents and businesses safe.

Stay with KDKA for more on this story at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. from Jon Delano.

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