Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, announced Tuesday that she is back at work after three negative coronavirus tests since she contracted the disease several weeks ago.
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Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, is shown at the White House on April 29, 2020.
The press secretary also added that she is expecting.
“Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached out with support,” Miller tweeted. “I couldn’t have done it without my amazing husband who took great care of his pregnant wife. #TransitionToGreatness.”
PENCE’S PRESS SECRETARY TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS
On May 8, the Trump administration revealed that Miller, who is married to top White House aide Stephen Miller, had contracted COVID-19. She had been asymptomatic and had tested negative the day before, as top members of Trump and Pence’s staff are tested daily.
“Wonderful young woman — Katie, she tested positive, she hasn’t come in touch with me,” President Trump said of Miller during a roundtable. “It’s the press person, tested positive out of the blue.”
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is pictured on May 26 at Wall Street in New York City. Wall Street stocks surged early Tuesday on optimism about coronavirus vaccines as the New York Stock Exchange resumed physical floor trading for the first time since late March.
Vin Norton, left, gets his hair cut by barber Cristian Lopez at Barber Walter’s barbershop, as they both wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus on May 26 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Hair salons and barbershops were allowed to open on May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A customer leaves Old Navy at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, California on May 26. The store reopened today after being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Fearless Girl Statue is seen with a face mask on during the Covid-19 pandemic in New York City on May 26.
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo shows his mask during a press conference at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 26 at Wall Street in New York City.
A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site run by George Washington University Hospital on May 26 in Washington, D.C.
Owner, Sarah Celek (red leggings), teaches a class at Pure Barre Cincinnati West as Ohio gyms and fitness centers reopen for business in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, on May 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Michael Gentile waves a flag as warbirds fly over the Queen Mary on May 25 in Long Beach, California. The historic planes soar above Southern California on Memorial Day saluting veterans and health care workers taking risks daily amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Protesters holding placards rally outside the Los Angeles City Hall to protest the Stay at Home Orders that were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers called the Stay at Home Orders unconstitutional and called on Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen the California economy on May 25 in Los Angeles, California.
People take part in a protest to reopen all businesses after some New Jersey beaches were opened during the Memorial Day weekend in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey on May 25.
Lydia and Jane Hassebroek cheer for essential workers at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn, New York on May 25.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill visit the War Memorial Plaza in New Castle, Delaware on May 25.
The American flag is dropped over the Green Monster as the Major League Baseball season is postponed on May 25 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Police officers practice social distancing as they prepare to lead a small convoy of vintage military and first responder vehicles on a tour of the city, on May 25, in Elmhurst, Illinois. The convoy of about 20 vehicles was arranged as a tribute to fallen veterans after the city cancelled the Memorial Day parade as the state continues to grapple with a shelter-in-place order to curtail the pandemic.
Visitors gather for sunrise on Memorial Day along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, which has partially reopened on weekends, on May 25, in Arizona.
Female members of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion unit stand while maintaining social distance as the pandemic continues, during a Memorial Day event, in Manhasset, Long Island, New York, on May 25.
A visitor passes a COVID-19 safety sign arriving at the the Vietnam Veterans Memorial amidst the pandemic, as people commemorate the holiday, in Washington, on May 25.
Families and beach goers ride bikes and walk along the boardwalk after the restrictions were lifted in time for the Memorial Day weekend, in Ocean City, New Jersey, on May 25.
Flags fly at half-staff on the White House to commemorate the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Washington, D.C. on May 23.
IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball rides his bicycle down the main straightaway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on May 24, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The race will instead be held Aug. 23, three months later than its May 24 scheduled date.
A woman accepts treats during a drive through Eid al-Fitr celebration outside a closed mosque in Plano, Texas, on May 24. Many Muslims in America are navigating balancing religious and social rituals with concerns over the virus as they look for ways to capture the Eid spirit this weekend.
At left, U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a round of golf at the Trump National Golf Course amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Sterling, Virginia, on May 24.
Two women wearing masks sit and talk on the boardwalk near a warning sign to stop the coronavirus disease during Memorial Day weekend in Bethany Beach, Delaware, on May 24.
Visitors gather on the beach on May 24 in Newport Beach, California during the coronavirus outbreak.
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Florida, for takeoff on May 24 at Kansas City International airport. About three dozen passengers boarded the plane with a capacity of nearly 150 as people are opting not to travel on the normally busy Memorial Day holiday to minimize the chance of spreading COVID-19.
A deacon at Grace Bible Church, left, hands out individually packed communion kits to parishioners during service at Grace Bible Church on May 24, in Tempe, Arizona. Parishioners practiced social distancing, most wearing face coverings, as the church held its first in-person service since March due to the coronavirus.
Deacon Robert Lavanco of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church prays with Krystyna Kopacki as she kneels in the street during a procession, to bring blessings to worshipers outside their homes while their church sanctuary is closed, in Queens, New York City, on May 24.
The Muslim Community Center’s Imam Mohamed hands out candy to a young girl wearing a mask during a drive-by celebration of Eid al-Fitr, in New York, on May 24.
People in Domino Park are seen in circles painted as guidelines for social distancing, in Brooklyn, New York City, on May 24.
Recreational kayakers are pictured at a public dock along the Potomac River, in Washington, DC, on May 23.
With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions eased on Memorial Day weekend, visitors enjoy the beach in Ocean City, Maryland on May 23.
A restaurant serves cocktails for takeout in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York on May 23.
A flight crew member wears a protective face mask while arriving from New Zealand at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on an unusually empty Memorial Day weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California on May 23.
With the relaxing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, visitors crowd the boardwalk on Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City, Maryland on May 23.
Caution tape wrapped around benches to discourage sitting at a nearly empty beach on May 23 in Ocean Grove, N.J.
People sit at the beach as cyclists ride bicycles on Memorial Day weekend in Huntington Beach, California on May 23.
Social distancing circles remain empty at D’jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe on May 23 in Belmar, N.J.
A Navajo Nation police officer questions a driver during the the 57-hour curfew imposed to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus virus through the Navajo Nation, Arizona, on May 23.
Holly Meyer hands out flags to volunteers to place at the Calverton National Cemetery on May 23, in Wading River, New York.
Alison Riske (left) and Danielle Collins tap their rackets together after their match during the UTR Pro Match Series on May 23, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Following new COVID-19 safety guidelines, players are not permitted to shake hands or hug after their match.
People gather on the beach for the Memorial Day weekend in Port Aransas, Texas, on May 23.
Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown of Baltimore pose with inner tubes on wheels dubbed “bumper tables” designed to ensure social distancing when Fish Tales Bar & Grill eventually reopens in Ocean City, Maryland, on May 23.
An MTA cleaning contractor cleans and disinfects a New York City subway car on the Upper East Side during the coronavirus pandemic on May 23, in New York City.
Vehicles move through a food distribution line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 23 for a mobile food distribution event.
A customer wearing a protective mask waits to be served at D’jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe beside a mostly empty beach on May 23, in Belmar, N.J., during the coronavirus pandemic.
A man wearing a facemask waits inside his car to be tested for COVID-19 as volunteers take registration information in Annandale, Va. on May 23.
A social distancing sign is displayed at a check-in area for Southwest Airlines Co. at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on an unusually empty Memorial Day weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on May 23.
The Open Hearth, a Taylors, South Carolina restaurant, has reopened to the public, on May 22. The restaurant has placed inflatable dolls in various booths to help enforce social distancing guidelines.
President Donald Trump watches as members of Rolling Thunder take part in a ceremonial ride around the South Lawn during an event honoring veterans ahead of the Memorial Day holiday at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 22.
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Miller was the second member of Pence’s staff to contract the virus. One day before, a member of the U.S. military who works on the White House grounds as one of Trump’s valets tested positive for coronavirus.
After Miller’s diagnosis, Pence decided to keep his distance from the president for a few days, though he consistently tested negative for the virus.
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That same weekend, three top U.S. health officials who are task force members announced they would take isolation measures after coming in contact with someone at the White House who tested positive, though they failed to name who.
The heads of the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] said they would self-quarantine, and Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would practice a “modified” quarantine.