More essential White House staffers test positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (KLKN) — Today, another White House staffer tests positive for coronavirus, signaling that we have yet to see the full impact this virus has had on our government leaders.
Current White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany experienced no coronavirus symptoms but still tested positive for the virus. She released the following statement as she begins to quarantine:
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms. No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit. Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday. As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time. With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020