President Trump Holds Press Briefing on Covid-19 Testing

President Trump Holds Press Briefing on Covid-19 Testing

He has repeatedly tested negative for Covid-19 since his exposure, but is following the advice of medical officials.

Dr Deborah Birx, the task force coordinator, told governors to focus over the next two weeks on testing all 1 million nursing home residents. The statement said he felt fine and has no symptoms.

All three are scheduled to testify by video link tomorrow to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The statement was issued before Dr Fauci's quarantine was announced.

"Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine", Devin O'Malley said following a report by the Bloomberg news website that the vice president preferred to stay home "out of an abundance of caution".

Trump confirmed Miller had tested positive for the novel virus on Friday afternoon while speaking to reporters after a meeting with Republicans at the White House.

Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.

"We have put in place the guidelines that our experts have put forward to keep this building safe, which means contact tracing", she said during a press briefing.

Mr Pence and US President Donald Trump are tested regularly. She is married to Stephen Miller, a top Trump adviser.

Miller's positive test rocked the White House last week.

Staffers who are sitting at their desk and are socially distanced will be allowed to remove their mask, according to the memo.

Redfield sought to use the exposure as a teachable moment. The White House had no immediate comment on whether Stephen Miller had been tested or if he was still working in the White House.

Trump had been in close contact with his valet as recently as Tuesday. "What will states do when they get the results, especially if lots of staff are infected?"

Miller's diagnosis came just ahead of Pence's trip to Iowa on Friday.

News also confirmed the report, citing administration sources.

Nursing home operators have said the lack of testing has left them almost powerless to stop the virus from entering their facilities because they haven't been able to identity silent spreaders among already sick residents and staff not showing symptoms. Her team of seven members have been teleworking since March 17, according to the second lady's communications director Kara Brooks.

Administration officials have taken different approaches in response to the positive tests.

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force - Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. A White House official with knowledge of the event, told CNN the first lady inquired before the event about ensuring social distancing was maintained, but the President and the first lady both opted not to wear masks and there were times when they were closer than six feet to the veterans. The administration has also directed regular deep cleaning of all work spaces.

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, argued Monday that Trump is presenting a "false choice" that Americans shouldn't fall for.

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been that any employees who are exposed to the virus should be wearing a mask in the workplace for 14 days after any contact with a person who tests positive.

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