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May 11, 2020 - Vice President Mike Pence continues to work from the White House, spokesman Devin O’Malley said, contradicting media reports over the weekend that said Pence would self-isolate after possibly being exposed to the coronavirus.

“Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine. Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House tomorrow,” O’Malley said, The Associated Press reported.

Pence has been at home since returning to Washington Friday after a trip to Iowa, the AP said.

Several White House workers tested positive for Covid-19 -- one of President Trump’s valets; Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary; and Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant. The personal assistant had been working remotely for 2 weeks.

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Saturday he was beginning a “modified quarantine.” Stephen Hahn, MD, commissioner of the FDA, and Robert Redfield, MD, director of the CDC, also said Saturday that they would begin a period of self-isolation.

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Associated Press: “Pence spends weekend at home after exposure to infected aide”

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