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Secret Service employee tests positive for coronavirus

Secret Service employee tests positive for coronavirus
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A Secret Service employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency said Monday. 

The employee is in quarantine and the agency will continue to monitor their condition, the Secret Service said in a statement.

The agency said that the employee has not had contact with other employees or anyone the Secret Service is responsible for protecting for nearly three weeks. 

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“The Secret Service is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees, its protectees, and the public. Accordingly, the agency continues to follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and continues to communicate those updates to the workforce,” a Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement. 

The employee will not be identified due to privacy concerns. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE tested negative for the coronavirus earlier this month, according to the White House physician. 

Vice President Pence and his wife Karen PenceKaren Sue PencePence's adult daughter congratulates President-elect Biden Ilhan Omar says she won't get vaccine: 'People who need it most, should get it' White House testing czar says Trump should get vaccine to boost public confidence MORE both tested negative for the virus, a spokesperson said. A staffer in the vice president's office, however, was diagnosed with the disease.

Several lawmakers have announced they have tested positive for the coronavirus, including Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Legislatures boost security after insurrection, FBI warnings Former Missouri senator says backing Hawley was 'worst mistake of my life' MORE (R-Ky.), who became the first senator to announce he has tested positive for the virus on Sunday. 

A handful of lawmakers are self-quarantining after Paul’s announcement, and others have self-quarantined after exposure to others who announced they tested positive. 

Across the U.S., more than 35,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.