More of President Donald Trump’s inner circle have been affected by the coronavirus as acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney joined Stephanie Grisham and Ivanka Trump in working from home.
It’s unclear how many senior White House staff are working from home and how many are in the complex after several of them attended a dinner at Mar-a-Lago last weekend that was also attended by Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to the president of Brazil who tested positive for the disease.
Grisham did not answer how many senior staff were working from home but said staff were following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
‘White House staff continue to follow CDC guidelines and the advice of medical staff to ensure the health and safety of everyone on complex,’ she told DailyMail.com in a statement.
Ivanka Trump on Tuesday posted tips for parents working from home during the coronavirus, indicating the first daughter is continuing to self-isolate after coming into contact with an Australian official who tested positive for the disease.
‘Staying home today w/ kids? Plan living room camp out! Throw a bedsheet over some taped together brooms. Plan a menu & ‘pack’ sandwiches, salads (S’mores optional. A fun activity that also brings family together for a meal!,’ she wrote on her various social media sites, including a photo of her with her two children Arabella and Theodore under a homemade tent.
But her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, is working at the White House on Tuesday, a senior administration official confirmed to DailyMail.com.
‘As many as people as needed are in the office,’ the official said.
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is also working at the White House.
‘I’m working at the White House and have been every day without interruption. I’m in the daily Task Force meetings, and was at the table yesterday in the Situation Room when POTUS and VP spoke with the nation’s governors through videoconference,’ she told DailyMail.com.
Conway was in the March 5 meeting with the Australian official who later tested positive for the virus. She could be glimpsed behind President Trump on Tuesday when he came into the White House briefing room but she did not join him in the briefing.
The first daughter has not been spotted leaving her home since it was announced Friday she was working from home.
Mulvaney is reported to be under voluntary self-quarantine in his home state of South Carolina after his niece – who lives in his Washington D.C. home – interacted with Wajngarten in Florida.
A senior administration official confirmed to DailyMail.com that Mulvaney was working from home ‘out of an abundance of caution.’
And Grisham said on Monday that she was staying at home for a number of days ‘out of an abundance of caution’ after she came into contact with Wajngarten.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Emily Goodin