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2 members of White House virus task force in quarantine

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Posted at 9:29 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 21:29:56-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the White House coronavirus task force have placed themselves in quarantine after having contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The officials' concern about infection is another stark reminder that not even one of the nation’s most secure buildings is immune from the virus.

Officials say the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, will be “teleworking" for two weeks after a “low risk exposure” to a person at the White House.

The Food and Drug Administration says FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has also come in contact with someone who tested positive and is now in self-quarantine for two weeks.