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. 


“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 John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE tested negative for the coronavirus earlier this month, according to the White House physician. 

Vice President Pence and his wife Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceWhite House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to Trump or Pence will be tested for coronavirus UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Trump says first lady tested negative for coronavirus 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 PaulFlorida Republican becomes sixth member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus Zoom, grocery delivery, self-isolation: How lawmakers are surviving coronavirus Rand Paul volunteering at hospital after negative coronavirus test 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.