The White House spent the weekend scrambling as they searched for the contacts of a staff member who tested positive for coronavirus


But they hadn’t identified who Miller had contracted the virus from Sunday, raising concerns inside the White House over how to contain the epidemic.

Some collaborators have expressed concern over how Monday will unfold with more clarity about the origin and spread of the virus. An official said he was not sure which colleagues would stay at home. Some officials who extended contact with Miller have announced that they will self-quarantine, while others who have had similar contact with her have not.

Meanwhile, aides were also trying to determine who had contacted the military valet who tested positive last week. It appeared that the valet’s contact with other staff in the west wing was limited, but there is still some concern among the other valets and the staff.

President Donald Trump’s key aides were tested several times over the weekend and a trip to Camp David was canceled in part due to concerns about the coronavirus, two people familiar with the situation told CNN. An official said the weather also played an additional role in stopping the trip. A slew of officials, including the president, were at Camp David the previous weekend with Miller.

In conversations over the weekend, Trump expressed concern that aides getting a coronavirus are weakening his message that the epidemic is shrinking and that states should start reopening, according to someone who spoke to him.

Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be in the White House on Monday

Trump expressed frustration that two White House workers tested positive for the coronavirus and asked why his valets were not ordered to wear masks before this week, the person said.

Trump believes that an economic rebound will only come when governors decide to lift the restrictions and is worried about any sign of the resurgence of the virus.

At the same time, he told people that he did not want to be around someone who had not been tested and that he bristled when he came into contact with certain people in the White House.

Pence is not planning to quarantine and plans to be in the White House on Monday, his office said on Sunday.


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