THIS IS JUST FURTHER ‘PROOF’ BY THIS NARCISSISTIC, LYING, ARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL, IGNORANT, BIGOT, RACIST, DISHONEST, CLOWN 🤡 DONALD J. TRUMP, NEEDS TO BE LIVING IN A ‘MENTAL INSTITUTION, NOT THE WHITE HOUSE!! …………Papa Mike
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump painted an improving picture of the coronavirus pandemic Monday even as the threat of the virus hit home inside the White House, which increased precautions again in the wake of positive employee tests the previous week.
The White House on Monday began requiring that all staffers entering the West Wing wear a facial covering, and asked aides to avoid going there “unless you absolutely need to conduct in-person business in the West Wing,” according to a memo sent to staffers.
The memo says staffers do not need to wear a mask at their desk if they can socially distance.
The decision comes days after a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump has repeatedly declined to wear a face-covering in public settings.
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been that any employee who comes into contact with a person who tests positive should wear a mask in the workplace for 14 days.
White House staffers returned in Monday morning to a thoroughly cleaned West Wing and new protocols around testing and masks after the president’s personal valet and Pence’s spokesperson both tested positive for the virus in recent days.
Secret Service members in close proximity to the president have begun wearing masks and visitors were asked additional questions before entering the White House grounds about whether they’d been experiencing any symptoms in addition to temperature checks. Staffers who are in regular, close contact with the president — roughly a dozen people — are also being tested daily.
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