White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she has tested positive for the Koranovirus and will begin quarantine.
“After testing negative, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning with no symptoms,” McEnany said. wrote on Twitter, adding that she will continue to work remotely while isolated.
“No journalist, producer or member of the press is mentioned as close contact by the White House Medical Unit,” he added.
President Trump is are being treated for the mumps at Walter Reed Medical Center after he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive last Thursday
McEnany also said she did not know that White House colleague Hope Hicks had been diagnosed with coronavirus before giving a press conference last Thursday.
Hicks, an adviser to the president, showed up positively last Thursday after traveling to Tuesday’s Cleveland discussion with the president and taking part in a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.
The White House Correspondents’ Association has expressed the desire that Trump, McEnany and others “fight” with the coronavirus to have a “rapid recovery.”
“At the moment we are not aware of any additional cases among White House journalists, although we know that some are awaiting test results,” the union said in a statement.
“We strongly encourage our members to continue to follow the CDC’s mask and distance guidelines – especially when in the White House – and urge journalists to seek tests if they are likely to be exposed,” he said.
McEnany usually goes without a mask when talking to reporters in the White House newsroom or during informal White House appearances.
McEnany was without a mask during Thursday’s briefing refers to her announcement on Twitter again during informal rallies with journalists on Friday and Sunday.
McEnany and Hicks are among current and former White House officials and others close to the president who were diagnosed with coronavirus last week.
They include Trump, Nick Luna, campaign director Bill Stepien, former White House adviser Kellan Conway, Democratic National Committee chair Rona McDaniel and the former New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for his debate with Joe Biden.
Three GOP senators have also tested positive – Utah’s Mike Lee, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have tested negative in recent days.