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Staff member in Vice President Mike Pence's office tests positive for coronavirus

March 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A staff member in Vice President Mike Pence's office has tested positive for coronavirus, Pence's spokesperson said Friday evening.

(CNN)A staff member in Vice President Mike Pence's office has tested positive for coronavirus, Pence's spokesperson said Friday evening.

"‪This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Asked if there would be more testing of White House staffers and task force members, Short said there might be, but he did confirm that Pence has not yet been tested.

At least two people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Policy Conference in Washington, which was attended by Pence as well as several lawmakers and aides.

Both Pence and President Donald Trump attended the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, where a high-profile attendee also tested positive for coronavirus.

Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Meadows all opted to self-quarantine after potential or confirmed contact with the CPAC attendee who tested positive.

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