“I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” he said Tuesday, “and I promise I’ll let you know when I do.”

Biden said he was not sure whether he would be able to meet face-to-face with the women vying to be his running mate, considering coronavirus concerns.

“We’ll see,” he said, speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Del., after giving an address on his new economic plan for racial equality.

He added that if he does hold interviews, he and any interviewees will have to wear masks if they sit down in person.