Vice President Mike Pence‘s chief of staff Marc Short has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, it was reported late on Saturday night. He is the latest of several members of staff from the office of the Vice President, who is also head of the Coronavirus Task Force, to test positive.
“Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process,” said Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley in a statement, confirming the diagnosis. He clarified that Pence was also tested. “Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health.”