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Amy Coney Barrett Tests Negative For COVID-19

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett tested negative for the coronavirus, a White House official announced Friday.

“Judge Barrett was with the President last on Saturday when she was nominated,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday morning. “Judge Barrett is tested daily for COVID-19—she has tested negative. She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands.”

Barrett previously tested positive for the coronavirus over the summer, the Washington Post reported, but has since recovered.

Trump announced that both he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus early Friday morning and the president said that both he and his wife have already started their “quarantine process.”

“Tonight, [Melania] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted.

White House Physician Sean Conley said both Trump and Melania are “doing well.” (RELATED: Here’s A List Of Democrats Who Have Attacked Amy Coney Barrett For Her Faith)

“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch,” Conley said. “Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”

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