Labor secretary’s wife tests positive for COVID-19

Greg Nash

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia’s wife tested positive for the coronavirus, the Labor Department announced Tuesday.

Trish Scalia is currently experiencing “mild symptoms but doing well,” the department said. Eugene Scalia tested negative for the virus.

“The Secretary and Mrs. Scalia will follow the advice of health professionals for Trish’s recovery and the health of those around them. For the time being, the Secretary will work from home while continuing to carry out the mission of the Department and the President’s agenda,” the Labor Department said in a statement. 

It was not immediately clear where Trish Scalia contracted the virus. Both Scalias attended the Rose Garden event where President Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which has been linked to multiple COVID-19 cases within Trump’s circle.

Trump battled his own bout of the coronavirus earlier this month, and dozens of White House staffers, campaign aides and advisers contracted the virus after attending an outdoor White House event where many people in the packed crowd did not wear masks.

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