May 27, 2020
This week, Vice President Mike Pence’s Press Secretary took to social media to reveal her status after contracting the novel coronavirus disease. She also announced some good news.
On Tuesday, Press Secretary Katie Miller went to Twitter to give an update on her health. She informed her followers that she had tested negative for COVID-19 three times and was back at work.
In her post, she also thanked her doctors and all those who reached out for supporting her. Miller ended her post by showing gratitude to her husband, Stephen Miller, for his support and taking “great care” of her.
MILLER ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY
The press secretary also announced that she was pregnant. The child Miller, 28, is pregnant with will the first one for both her and her husband.
In February 2020, she and her husband got married at the Trump Hotel in Washington. Miller has become the second White House staff member to test positive for the virus this month.
TRUMP REVEALS KATIE’S DIAGNOSIS
President Donald Trump was the one who revealed her diagnosis. During a meeting with Republican members of Congress at the White House, Trump said:
"She's a wonderful young woman, Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive.”
QUARANTINING WITH HUSBAND
Miller had been working from home since earlier in the month after her positive diagnosis. Her husband ended up going into self-quarantined with her.
VALET TESTS POSITIVE
He also went back to work this week, according to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. According to “The Guardian,” Trump’s personal valet tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week.
OTHER PEOPLE DIAGNOSED
This is the first known instance where someone who has come close to the president ended up testing positive. In early March 2020, several people were diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending Trump’s private Florida club.
AVOIDING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS
The White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows revealed how they were taking up measures to try and avoid the virus spreading. He shared that the administration was ramping up their mitigation efforts that already existed.
Meadows also revealed that they were taking other precautions to ensure the safety of the president. Trump and Pence will now be tested daily, along with staff members who interact with the president.