“As Dr. Hahn wrote in a be aware to workers in the present day, he lately got here into contact with a person who has examined optimistic for COVID-19. Per (Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention) pointers, he’s now in self-quarantine for the subsequent two weeks. He instantly took a diagnostic take a look at and examined destructive for the virus,” FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum mentioned in an announcement on Friday.
Hahn is a member of the White Home coronavirus activity pressure, which held its most up-to-date assembly on Thursday.
An official aware of the scenario contained in the White Home coronavirus activity pressure informed CNN it is unclear whether or not some on the panel will go into quarantine and that extra shall be recognized about subsequent steps on Saturday.
A senior White Home official informed CNN on Friday that contact tracing was carried out contained in the White Home after Miller’s optimistic take a look at. The entire folks whom she was in contact with, together with her husband, Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, examined destructive, the official mentioned.
The White Home has begun ensuring staffers put on masks within the White Home residence and growing testing and temperature checks all through the West Wing.
Hahn had been anticipated to testify subsequent week at a Senate Well being, Schooling, Labor and Pensions committee listening to on the federal government’s response to coronavirus.