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Pence, second lady test negative for COVID-19 again before heading to Utah

Pence, second lady test negative for COVID-19 again before heading to Utah
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Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PencePence's 'body man' among aides who tested positive for coronavirus: report The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by the Walton Family Foundation — Sights and sounds from the final debate Pence votes early in Indiana MORE on Monday both again tested negative for COVID-19, a White House official confirmed, as the two are set to travel to Utah later in the day ahead of the vice presidential debate.

The two have tested negative for COVID-19 each day since President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE revealed early Friday morning that he and the first lady had contracted the virus. Pence is tested daily.

While Trump is still undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, the vice president is set to hit the road later Monday. The Pences are scheduled to depart Washington, D.C., for Utah, where the vice presidential debate between Pence and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE's running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSix notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Harris lists out 'racist' actions by Trump in '60 minutes' interview: 'It all speaks for itself' Pence travel questioned after aides test positive MORE (D-Calif.) is slated to take place on Wednesday.

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Pence is expected to spend the next few days out west, following the debate with a campaign event in Arizona.

The vice president had been working from home since Friday, when Trump publicized his positive test result, as experts note Pence's health is especially critical to the continuity of government. But the Trump campaign has signaled that Pence will take on an increased role in the coming days while the president is sidelined with the virus that has killed roughly 210,000 people in the United States.

Pence's doctor said last week that the vice president does not have to quarantine and is not considered a close contact of any individuals who have tested positive. But Pence was in the front row of a large audience last Saturday in the Rose Garden for Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Since then, several attendees have tested positive, including Sens. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisBiden and Trump neck and neck in three Southern states: poll 10 under-the-radar races to watch in November Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (R-N.C.) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeePence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19 Two Loeffler staffers test positive for COVID-19 End the American military presence in Somalia MORE (R-Utah), and former White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19 Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Two Loeffler staffers test positive for COVID-19 MORE. Lee and Tillis were seated in the row directly behind Pence for the outdoor event.