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Member of Pence’s Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence listens during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House on March 18. 

Vice President Mike Pence listens during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House on March 18. 

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

A member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday evening.

Neither Pence nor President Donald Trump “had close contact with the individual,” Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller said in a statement, without naming the staffer. “Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with” guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.