"As the physician to the president and White House Operations continue to protect the health and safety of the president and vice president, starting today anyone who is expected to be in close proximity to either of them will be administered a COVID-19 test", spokesman Judd Deere said.
U.S. vice-president's media secretary became Friday the next White House official to check favorable for Covid-19 in recent days increasing questions regarding protection against the virus in the nation's safest office as American companies attempt to co-exist and pick up from where they left off before the lockdown.
A staffer in vice-president Mike Pence's office tested positive for the virus in March. "It's a little bit unusual but it's one of those things", he told reporters.
"You may have some flare-ups, and I guess I would expect that".
Valets are members of an elite military unit assigned to the White House and often work closely with the President and first family. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the matter publicly.
The president has not been seen wearing a mask in public, and following the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending last month that people wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Trump said: "I don't think that I'm going to be doing it". Several valets cater to the president and his guests at the White House, including serving meals and providing drinks.
Federal guidance has been that a person who was exposed to a confirmed case of the virus should self-isolate for 14 days, but a different set of recommendations apply to those deemed essential workers. Trump sported goggles during the tour but left his face bare, despite the fact that signs around the facility clearly state that masks are required, according to reporters who were present.