White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19


White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus and will begin the quarantine process.

“After testing negatively consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany wrote on Twitter, adding that she will continue to work remotely while isolated.

“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” she added.

President Trump is being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed Medical Center after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive last Thursday.

McEnany also said she had no knowledge that fellow White House staffer Hope Hicks had been diagnosed with the coronavirus before she held a press briefing last Thursday.

Hicks tested positive Thursday, after traveling to Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland with the president and attending a Wednesday campaign rally in Minnesota.

McEnany routinely goes maskless when talking to reporters in the White House briefing room or during informal gaggles on White House grounds.

McEnany was maskless during the Thursday briefing she referenced in her Twitter announcement and again during the informal gatherings with reporters on Friday and Sunday.