Several Pence aides, including chief of staff Marc Short, test positive for coronavirus
(CNN)Several aides to Vice President Mike Pence, including his chief of staff, have tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has confirmed.
The vice president’s office announced Saturday evening that chief of staff Marc Short was diagnosed with Covid-19. Sources told CNN that Marty Obst, a senior adviser to Pence who is not a government employee, and another aide in Pence’s office also tested positive for the virus.
The vice president’s office has not provided comment to CNN on Obst or the staffer in Pence’s office who tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days.
The developments raise new questions about safety protocols and transparency within the White House as the pandemic has killed more than 224,000 Americans.
The news comes just over a week before Election Day amid a blitz of campaign stops for Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force, including the vice president’s trips to Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire in the last week.
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Mike Pence’s schedule will not change since finding out Marc Short, who has been close by Pence throughout campaigning, tested positive for COVID-19.