Eleven secret service agents, a staffer for VP Mike Pence, and a personal assistant to Ivanka Trump are the reported coronavirus-positive staffers that plagued the White House recently.
And now, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other top members of the coronavirus task force, will begin modified quarantine after exposure to the virus.
Although Fauci was not in close proximity to the carrier, exposure is possible. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases confirmed he’ll begin a “modified quarantine” after making “low risk” contact with a White House staffer who tested positive.
While wearing a mask continually for 14 days, he now plans to work from home or via teleconference. Additionally, he adds he might head into his office at the National Institutes of Health, but only if he’s the only staffer there. He also plans to be tested every day. So far, results show him as negative.
In addition to Fauci, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, and Dr. Stephen Hahn of the FDA are self-quarantining.