Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY Published 9:36 p.m. ET Oct. 24, 2020 | Updated 6:16 p.m. ET Oct. 25, 2020CLOSE Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for COVID-19. Pence tested negative on Saturday and will keep his schedule. WochitWASHINGTON – Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday, Pence’s spokesman said in a statement Saturday night after reports that another senior adviser had also tested positive. The New York Times reported that an additional Pence aide had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to at least three. CNN then reported that at least five people in Pence’s orbit had tested positive for the virus including Short; Marty Obst, a political advisor to Pence; and aide Zach Bauer – Pence’s “body man” who regularly accompanies him. Short began isolating Saturday and assisting in the contact tracing process, according to Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley. Pence and his wife, Karen, tested negative Saturday, and Pence is not curtailing his movements despite having been in close contact with Short.“While Vice President Pence is considered a close contact with Mr. Short, in consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel,”


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