Mar 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Pence tests negative for coronavirus

In this image, Pence stands behind a podium in the White House briefing room while wearing a suit

Vice President Mike Pence briefs reports at the White House on March 21. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

Catch up quick: Pence said he elected to test for COVID-19 after a member his office tested positive on Friday. "Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual," Katie Miller, Pence's press secretary, said on Friday.

  • Both Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, returned negative results for the virus, Miller tweeted Saturday.
  • Trump indicated on Saturday that he does not plan to get tested for the virus again, in light of a member of Pence's office testing positive.
  • "I just took one ... I feel great," Trump told reporters on Saturday, referring to the test he took last week.

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