Vice President Mike Pence's top aide tests positive for COVID-19
The top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the virus, but is NPR's Alison Aubrey reports. Pence is continuing to campaign. The vice president's office says. Pence has tested negative and is tested regularly. But the vice president is considered a close contact of mark Short, his chief of staff who has the virus. And per CDC guidance. Close contact should be tested in quarantine, even if their initial test result is negative, given the incubation period is up to 14 days. But a spokesperson said Pence decided to keep his travel schedule in consultation with the White House Medical unit and in accordance with the CDC guidance for essential personnel. Essential workers exposed to the virus should be closely monitored for symptoms and wear a mask when close to others.