Vice President Mike Pence’s Office Announces One Of His Staffers Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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The Vice President’s office announced Friday evening that one if its staffers had tested positive for coronavirus.

“‪This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus,” Katie Miller, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence said in a statement. “Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.” (RELATED: Ivanka Trump Returns To Work At WH After Coronavirus Test Comes Back Negative)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. With deaths caused by the coronavirus rising and foreseeable economic turmoil, the Senate is working on legislation for a $1 trillion aid package to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump announced that tax day will be delayed from April 15 to July 15. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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President Donald Trump tested negative following interactions with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his staff in Florida in recent days. One of the President Bolsonaro’s staffers tested positive for coronavirus following his return to Brazil. Bolsonaro was tested twice, with the initial result coming back positive and the second, more thorough test coming back negative.

Earlier this week, Pence told reporters that he had not been tested, but was receiving regular temperature checks from the White House physician’s office. He said he would be tested should professionals instruct him to. The Vice President’s office told Daily Caller that Pence will not be tested despite the announcement, as he wasn’t in “close contact” with the staffer in question. (RELATED: Gov. Cuomo: 100 Percent Of Non-Essential Workers In New York Must Stay Home)

This is a developing story and will be updated with additional information as it becomes available