Pence’s chief of staff tests positive for Covid-19, VP isn’t infected - spokesman

Marc Short, who is known as VP Mike Pence’s closest aide, has been infected with the coronavirus, Pence’s spokesman has confirmed, adding that VP’s own test came back negative and that he was not planning to halt his campaign.

“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health,” Pence’s spokesman Devin O’Malley reported Saturday evening as he confirmed that Pence’s right hand, Short, contracted the virus.

Pence is not expected to cancel any of his scheduled events in light of his top aide’s illness, O’Malley noted, adding that the VP  “will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel.”


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