According to the portal Axios, Michael Pence himself is healthy.
“Today, the test of Marc Short was positive, he begins the [process] of quarantine,” Axios quotes a statement from Vice President’s Press Secretary Devin O’Malley.
“Test results of Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence are negative. While it is believed that Vice President Pence is in close contact with Short, in consultation with the White House medical service, the Vice President will continue to adhere to his [work] schedule by the recommendations of the Centers for disease control and prevention,” O’Malley added.
As Pence’s press pool later reported, Short and staff members who were in close contact with him did not accompany the Vice President on Saturday during a trip to Florida. According to the schedule distributed by the Pence press service, on Sunday, the US Vice President intends to go on a working trip to the state of North Carolina.
Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the coronavirus was detected in Pence adviser Marty Obst.