Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House following his press secretary’s diagnosis of Covid-19 on Friday, said three people familiar with the situation.
An administration official said Pence is voluntarily limiting his exposure to other people. He has repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 since his exposure but is following advice of medical officials. Pence tested negative again today the officials said.
Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Miller is the primary spokeswoman for the White House coronavirus task force, which Pence leads and which last met on Thursday.
She is the second person who works at the White House complex known to text positive since last Wednesday.
Pence was informed of the positive test Friday morning before he left Washington for a day trip to Iowa, a trip that was delayed for more than hour so that six members of the vice president’s staff who’d been in contact with Miller could disembark from Air Force Two.