A spokesman for US Vice President Mike Pence says Pence will continue with his packed campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.

Iran PressAmerica: Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said that Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, both tested negative for the virus on Saturday and remain in good health.

Short is Pence’s closest aide and the vice president is considered a 'close contact' under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

O’Malley said: “In consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel."

Those guidelines mandate that essential workers exposed to someone with the coronavirus closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and wear a mask whenever around other people.

After a day of campaigning Saturday, Pence was seen wearing a mask as he returned to Washington aboard Air Force Two once the news of Short’s diagnosis was made public.


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