Three members of the White House coronavirus task force have placed themselves in quarantine after having contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Those in quarantine include Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Fauci’s institution said that he will be tested regularly but that he’s already tested negative for the virus. It added that, based on the degree of his exposure, Fauci was at “relatively low risk.” 

The CDC said that Redfield too is at low risk of infection and that he would be “teleworking for the next two weeks.” The CDC also said he felt fine and hadn’t shown any symptoms. 


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The Food and Drug Administration said that although Hahn did come in contact with someone with the virus he tested negative. However, he will be in self-quarantine for the next two weeks as a precaution. 

All three members of the White House coronavirus task force are scheduled to testify before the Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who’s the chairman of the panel, said they would be allowed to testify over video conference.

These precautions come as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the second White House employee who tested positive in a week. 

Despite this President Donald Trump said he was “not worried” about the virus spreading inside the White House. 

Although Miller did not have contact with the president directly, she is married to Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller. It’s unclear whether or not Miller has been tested or if he is still working inside the White House.


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