Michael Collins, Representative Lewis’s long time chief of staff, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) adopt following the casket with the remains of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was transported in the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, July 29, 2020.Brendan Smialowski | Pool through ReutersHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday imposed a compulsory mask coverage to this floor of the House.Pelosi first demonstrated the new rule in a contact with senior Democrats soon before declaring it at the House chamber, a supply on the telephone told CNBC.Members of both Congress and congressional staff will be asked to wear face masks that the whole time they’re in the room, except when they’re known to talk, Pelosi stated on the ground Wednesday evening.Failing to do this will be regarded as a “serious violation of decorum,” she added.The new coverage comes only moments after Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert declared he’d tested positive for the coronavirus.Gohmert had supposedly tested positive before boarding Air Force One to go to Texas with President Donald Trump. Gohmert said in a video published on social websites after Wednesday that he’d tested positive in two Covid-19 evaluations at the White House.Pelosi, when asked about Gohmert’s analysis earlier Wednesday, said, “I am really sorry for him. But I am also sorry my buddies are worried since he’s been showing up in meetings with no mask and creating a thing . Hopefully he will care for his health, and many others.”Gohmert seems to function as 11th member of Congress to check positive, a record that had so far comprised nine members of the home and a single senator, Kentucky’s Rand Paul. Masks, such as most other characteristics of the coronavirus pandemic, are very heavily politicized. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they never wear a mask when outside their houses, current polling shows.Trump himself has mostly obliterated wearing a mask, also has cast doubt on their usefulness as an effective instrument to keep their spread of the coronavirus.But last week that he seemed to strongly endorse using face masks, screaming, “many men and women say it is Patriotic to put on a face mask when you can not socially space. There’s no more cuter than me personally, your favourite President!”Pelosi made clear in her comments in the room Wednesday day that members of Congress and their employees “are not allowed to go into the hallway of the home without having a mask.” She said masks will be made available by the doors of the House floor for those who do not have themShe added: “The seat would also like to remind members that the speaker has the ability to guide the sergeant at arms to get rid of a member from the ground for a matter of decorum.” — CNBC’s Christina Wilkie contributed to the report.