“This year we’re finally getting together again,” the President said from the Truman Balcony at the White House. “And it’s so special. It means so much to see and hear the children and all the families show up to be here today.”
The first lady, who is also a community college professor, said this year’s event was designed to honor “the determined spirit of education.”
“As your first lady and as a teacher, I’ve seen again and again that learning doesn’t only happen in a classroom. There are so many fun opportunities to learn around us every day. And that’s especially true here at the White House. For generations, presidents and first ladies and kids just like you celebrated the Easter Egg Roll together, racing and making crafts, reading books and of course meeting the Easter Bunny. Education never stops,” Jill Biden said. She has taught English classes for a number of years at Northern Virginia Community College.
Approximately 50,000 hard-boiled eggs were to be used for egg roll races, an egg hunt, and dyeing and decorating, according to the American Egg Board, which donated 90,000 eggs to the event as part of its longtime partnership with the White House.
But officials are closely monitoring the highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2, which is now the dominant strain in the United States. The federal transportation mask mandate was recently extended in part because of the rising cases, according to US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
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