US Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating after an aide tested positive for coronavirus last week.
An administration official says Mr Pence is voluntarily limiting his exposure and will work from home.
He has repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 since his exposure but is following the advice of medical officials.
Mr Pence’s move comes after three members of the White House’s coronavirus task force placed themselves in quarantine after coming into contact with the aide, Mr Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller.
The news follows a decision by three members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr Anthony Fauci, to place themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading member of the task force, has become nationally known for his simple and direct explanations to the public about the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Dr Fauci’s institute said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and will continue to be tested regularly.
It added that he is considered at “relatively low risk” based on the degree of his exposure, and that he would be “taking appropriate precautions” to mitigate the risk to personal contacts while still carrying out his duties.
While he will stay at home and telework, Dr Fauci will go to the White House if called and take every precaution, the institute said.
Dr Redfield will be “teleworking for the next two weeks” after it was determined he had a “low risk exposure” to a person at the White House, the CDC said in a statement yesterday evening.
The statement said he felt fine and has no symptoms.
Just a few hours earlier, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed that Comm. Hahn had come in contact with someone who tested positive and was in self-quarantine for the next two weeks. He tested negative for the virus.
All three men are scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday.
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