Pentagon chiefs will quarantine after official’s positive COVID-19 test


WASHINGTON — The nation’s top general and other Pentagon chiefs will begin quarantining at home after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for COVID-19 following a White House visit, according to multiple reports.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will enter quarantine on Monday after Admiral Charles Ray, the Vice Commandant of the US Coast Guard tested positive for COVID-19, both Fox News and CNN reported.

Ray was reportedly at the White House the day after a Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony where President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee and began feeling unwell on Friday before testing positive on Monday.

That Rose Garden ceremony is now considered the super spreader event which sparked more than a dozen coronavirus cases at the White House, sending the Trump administration and his re-election campaign into a tailspin.

Vice Admiral Charles W. RayU.S. Coast Guard

All of the Joint Chiefs and Milley have tested negative for COVID-19 but will work remotely out of precaution as the White House hot spot now threatens the Pentagon.

Trump himself returned to the executive residence on Monday evening after a three-day stay in hospital with the virus.