Vice President Mike Pence’s main of employees, Marc Small, tested optimistic for the coronavirus on Saturday, Pence’s business announced.
Pence and his spouse Karen equally tested detrimental for the coronavirus on Saturday and “remain in very good well being,” Pence’s push secretary Devin O’Malley in a statement Saturday, and Brief “began quarantine and assisting in the call tracing process” the exact day.
A few a lot more of the vice president’s personnel associates along with an adviser to Pence have also reportedly examined optimistic for the virus.
“While Vice President Pence is considered a shut call with Mr. Short, in consultation with the White Household Medical Device, the Vice President will sustain his schedule in accordance with the CDC pointers for critical staff,” O’Malley mentioned.
Pence is at the moment on the campaign trail and held rallies in Lakeland and Tallahassee in Florida on Saturday. Much less than two months out from the presidential election, he strategies to journey to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota before long as properly.
Aides who ended up identified to have had shut get hold of with Shorter ended up reportedly taken off Pence’s trip ahead of it started.
Short’s positive coronavirus diagnosis, the most current among the many senior White Dwelling officers who have contracted the virus in the latest weeks, will come nearly two weeks immediately after President Trump tested damaging for the virus just after staying hospitalized for several times with the virus previously this thirty day period.
The CDC has suggested that vital workers who have experienced near make contact with with an particular person who examined beneficial for the virus dress in a mask for 14 days “at all situations although in the place of work.”
Much more than 224,000 folks have died after getting infected with the coronavirus in the U.S., and much more than 8 million people today have contracted the virus.