Pence in Self-Isolation, Testing Negative

Pence in Self-Isolation, Testing Negative

Pence in Self-Isolation, Testing Negative

The vice president's spokesperson, Devin M. O'Malley, told Newsweek Sunday that Pence "is not in quarantine" and "will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit". According to an administration official Pence plans to be at the White House on Monday because today he tested negative for coronavirus.

Also on Friday it was reported that an additional person tested positive and later it was confirmed that it was one of President Trump's military valets.

"She's a wonderful young woman, Katie", he said.

The president said he hadn't been in contact with Miller recently, but noted that Pence had.

FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Caccomo said Hahn tested negative for the virus after he learned of the contact. The generals around Trump also did not wear a mask, but participants did sit a few feet away from each other.

Pence's office on Sunday said the vice president is "not in quarantine" despite Miller's positive result."Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day", the statement added.

Pence distanced himself from others "out of caution", the official said.

At local levels, some states, counties and localities have made a decision to begin reopening by permitting non-essential businesses to operate and opening up areas that were shutdown to maintain social distancing guidelines - like beaches, golf courses and marinas.

"As America reopens safely, the White House is continuing to operate safely", McEnany added. All six later tested negative, the White House said.

As the New York Times reported, "the discovery of the two infected employees has prompted the White House to ramp up its procedures to combat the virus, asking more staff members to work from home, increasing usage of masks and more rigorously screening people who enter the complex". "We need to make sure we keep the president of the United States, you know, safe and secure, so we're taking probably extra precautions here at the White House", they said.

The outbreak has prompted officials to introduce stricter measures against the virus, including requiring Secret Service agents to wear a protective face mask.

'It is scary to go to work, ' Kevin Hassett told CBS News Sunday morning. But new reporting about the White House's handling of this points to something more fundamental.

If Trump finds herself in a situation where she is with someone in the White House who can not social distance or wear a mask, that person is tested before she makes contact within six feet. Pence was informed of the aide's positive test shortly before departing for that trip. Anecdotal reports from inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday said that many more people were seen with facial coverings.

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