A second aide to Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for the CCP virus, just days after a military member who works at the White House tested positive for the new illness.
The aide is a member of Pences team, White House secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. President Donald Trump said it was “Katie,” appearing to refer to Katie Miller, Pences spokeswoman, and wife to White House advisor Stephen Miller.
“We have put in place the guidelines that our experts have put forward to keep this building safe, which means contact tracing, all of the recommended guidelines we have for businesses that have essential workers, we are now putting in place here in the White House. So as America reopens safely, the White House is continuing to operate safely,” McEnany told reporters on Friday.
She said that Trump will make the decision on whether to wear a mask or not. He has not donned a mask in public as of yet.
An administration official told reporters traveling with Pence that the staff member tested positive early Friday. The person, who tested negative on Thursday, was in contact with six people who were scheduled to fly with Pence.
The staffers were removed from Pences plane, delaying his departure from Joint Base Andrews for about an hour. Pence was flying to Iowa to meet with leaders of different faiths and to hold a roundtable discussion about Americas food supply.
Neither Pence nor Trump had recent contact with the aide, the official said.
Trump and Pence “have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.Read More From Source