President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration: Date, tickets and everything we know so far
President-elect Joe Biden has already started laying out plans for critical issues like COVID-19 relief and climate change. But before the new administration gets to work in 2021, everything will kick off with an inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, where Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in. The 59th inaugural ceremonies are expected to look noticeably different than in years past due to surging COVID-19 cases. Here's what we know so far.
When is the inauguration?
The inauguration will take place Wednesday, Jan. 20, on the west front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Each elected US president's term starts at noon on that day, according to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The president-elect is required to take the oath of office before assuming duties. Following the presidential swearing-in ceremony, Biden will deliver his inaugural address.