A member of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s security detail has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Politico.
It is the first known instance of a staffer with regular proximity to the health secretary testing positive for coronavirus.
“Secretary Azar practices social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC and wears a cloth face mask in any setting where social distancing isn’t possible,” said a spokesperson for Azar. “Furthermore, he is tested regularly for COVID-19 before attending meetings at the White House and the results of all tests have been negative.”
Azar was last seen publicly with Donald Trump on Thursday, when he accompanied him to North Carolina to announce new health care executive orders.