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.”
“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.”
Other White House staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at this point include senior adviser Hope Hicks and director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien also tested positive for COVID-19.
Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway has also tested positive and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who participated in debate prep with the president recently, did too and was admitted to the hospital over the weekend.
President Trump is being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed Medical Center after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive last Thursday.