Pressed by CNN presenter Jake Tapper on why not, Mr Meadows replied, “Because it’s a contagious virus like the flu. ”
Donald Trump claimed that the United States had “turned a corner” in its battle against Covid-19, which the country’s chief epidemiologist Anthony Fauci rejected.
Meanwhile, an epidemic of infections is circulating among Vice President Mike Pence’s staff, but he continues his campaign agenda.
Mr Meadows said: “The essential staff, whether it is the Vice President of the United States or anyone else, must continue.”
Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has several campaign trips planned in the coming days.
The pandemic has so far killed more than 224,000 people in the United States.
A year ago today, Joe Biden warned that the Trump-led government was not well prepared for a pandemic that canceled work under Barack Obama.
Trump, the first lady, and several aides and advisers tested positive for the virus about three weeks ago.
The president spent three nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and he was treated with a cocktail of drugs including experimental antibody therapy, as well as the steroid dexamethasone.
At rallies over the past two days, he has insisted the country is “turning the corner” on the virus, despite a record number of single-day cases last week.