Fauci, 2 other members of White House virus task force enter quarantine


Redfield "will be teleworking for the next two weeks" after a "low-risk exposure" on Wednesday to a person at the White House who has the disease, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing a spokesman, while Hahn is in self-quarantine for a couple of weeks after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, an FDA spokesman told Reuters late on Friday.

Her positive test came to light shortly after a valet for Trump also tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first case of someone who had been in close proximity with the president being confirmed to have the virus.

Multiple outlets have reported that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is taking precautionary measures in light of the fact that Vice President Mike Pence's Press Secretary Katie Miller tested positive for the virus.

Instead, he will be doing what he called a "modified quarantine", which will see him work from home, wear a mask and be tested for coronavirus each day for 14 days. The report said Fauci said he may also go into his office at the National Institutes of Health, but he is the only person there.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify at the Senate Health Committee Tuesday, Fox News has learned, while two other White House coronavirus task force members will attend the hearing via video conference after placing themselves in quarantine.

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Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, also began to self-quarantine Friday after being exposed to a person at the White House who tested positive.

On Friday, Hahn announced his quarantine in a memo to staff saying he had come into contact with a person who has coronavirus, aides told NBC News.

"We have put in place the guidelines our experts have put forward to keep this building safe", White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany said.

Miller had been in recent contact with Pence but not with the president and had tested negative a day earlier. Miller's husband tested negative, according to an administration official. The White House had no immediate comment on whether Stephen had been tested or if he was still working in the White House. The military official works in the West Wing serving Trump meals, among other duties.