White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany tweeted. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.” (RELATED: Amy Coney Barrett To Joe Biden — Here’s Every Politician, Aide And Supporter We Know Trump And Hope Hicks Met With Last Week)
McEnany, who has held multiple briefings with reporters over the past five days in which she did not where a mask, added that she “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,” her statement continued. “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
Other than President Donald Trump himself, who White House doctors say could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday, McEnany represents the highest ranking government official to test positive for coronavirus.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.