Irreplaceable employees must continue to work, said White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
US Vice President Michael Pence will continue holding campaign rallies, although the infection with the new coronavirus was detected in his chief of staff, Marc Short. This was announced on Sunday on CNN by the chief of staff of the White House staff Mark Meadows.
When asked by the host whether Pence will continue to hold rallies in support of the current US administration led by President Donald Trump, Meadows answered in the affirmative. According to him, the Vice President is an irreplaceable employee. Therefore, he does not have to adhere to quarantine after the infection was detected in a representative of his inner circle. “<…>
Irreplaceable employees-whether the Vice President of the United States or anyone else should continue to work,” said Meadows.
At the same time, he clarified that Pence intends to wear a protective mask and maintain a social distance. “I spoke with the Vice President last night, and I can assure you that he keeps a social distance, wears a mask and takes it off only during a performance on stage, and then puts it on again,” the head of the administration staff said. The Axios portal on Sunday indicated that Pence’s test for coronavirus infection showed a negative result.