The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly self-quarantining for two weeks after being exposed to a person infected with the coronavirus in the White House.
“CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has been determined to have had a low-risk exposure on May 6 to a person at the White House who has COVID-19. He is feeling fine, and has no symptoms. He will be teleworking for the next two weeks,” a CDC spokesperson told CNN.
It’s not clear who Redfield had been exposed to, but news broke Friday that Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for the White House’s coronavirus task force, tested positive for the virus — one of a cadre of personnel at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to have come down with the deadly bug in recent days.
The CDC did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment, but the spokesperson told CNN that Redfield will follow CDC guidelines “must [he] go to the White House to fulfill any responsibilities as part of White House Coronavirus Task Force work.”
“Those guidelines call for Dr. Redfield and anyone working on the Task Force at the White House to have their temperature taken and screened for symptoms each day, wear a face covering, and distance themselves from others,” the spokesperson said.
President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, staffers and reporters are getting tested daily to stop the spread of the virus after a personal valet to Trump tested positive for the virus earlier in the week.
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