President Trump and Vice President Pence plan to keep some distance from one another out of an abundance of caution after one of the vice president’s top aides tested positive for the coronavirus.
The two leaders plan to maintain their distance for the “immediate future” after consulting with the White House medical unit, an administration official said. The decision is the latest step put in place by the White House to try and mitigate the spread of the virus after two staffers working in the building tested positive last week.
The two leaders had previously attended White House events together, often standing side-by-side at coronavirus briefings throughout the month of April.
Trump told reporters on Monday that he would discuss keeping some separation from Pence as a precautionary measure after his press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive.
Miller, one of Vice President Pence’s closest aides tested positive for the virus last Friday. She is the wife of top White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.