Pence, second lady test negative for coronavirus

Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options Pence and his wife voted by mail in Indiana GOP primary using old address The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate unveils police reform bill as House works on its own bill MORE, have tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement tweeted by the vice president's press secretary Katie Miller on Saturday evening. 

"Please to report that the COVID-19 test results came back negative for both Vice President @Mike_Pence and Second Lady @KarenPence," Miller tweeted. 


Pence said earlier Saturday that he and the second lady would be tested for the coronavirus after a member of the vice president’s staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The person did not have direct contact with either President Trump or Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says decision on removing Confederate statues should be made locally The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed MORE, the vice president said. However, Pence did report that his staffer is "doing well" and added that he was experiencing mild symptoms. 

The news also comes one week after Trump took a test himself following persistent questions from the media about why he hadn’t been screened for the coronavirus. 

The White House announced following the media appeals that the president had tested negative for the virus. 


Questions about whether Pence or Trump could potentially have the virus began after news emerged that a VIP attendee of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) tested positive for the virus and interacted with Trump allies, such as Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOh, Canada: Should the US emulate Canada's National Health Service? Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott Trump says he'll sign order with 'road to citizenship' for DACA recipients MORE (R-Texas).

Later, Trump was exposed to a Brazilian official during a meeting with the the Brazilian president in Florida who later had tested positive for the virus. 

Updated 9:51 p.m.