A member of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar's security detail tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, two people with knowledge of the matter told Politico on Thursday.
Azar has been tested and the HHS headquarters has been thoroughly cleaned to prevent the spread of the virus, Politico reports. This is the first known instance of a staffer who regularly interacts with Azar testing positive for COVID-19.
On Thursday, Azar traveled with President Trump to Charlotte, North Carolina. A spokesperson for Azar told Politico they could not comment on whether any staffer tested positive for coronavirus, but did say the secretary "practices social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC and wears a cloth face mask in any setting where social distancing isn't possible. Furthermore, he is tested regularly for COVID-19 before attending meetings at the White House and the results of all tests have been negative."
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