Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff and closest adviser, tested positive for the virus on Saturday.
Pence and his wife Karen Pence both tested negative on the same day and are healthy and fast, says press secretary Devin O’Malley.
– Vice President Pence and Ms. Pence tested both negative for covid-19 on Saturday and is in good health, says O’Malley.
The vice president does not change his content-rich travel plan in the election rush as a result of the case of infection, he says.
“Pence will, in consultation with the White House medical staff and in accordance with the guidelines for indispensable personnel who have been in contact with an infected person, continue their planned activities,” said the press secretary.
According to the guidelines that O’Mally refers to, Pence must be checked carefully for symptoms and wear a face mask, something he was seen with when he returned to Washington after a day of election campaign work, writes NTB.
Short worked as President Donald Trump’s legal adviser from 2017 to 2018. In 2019, he took up the position of chief of staff and closest adviser to the vice president.