Dr. Fauci To Enter 'Modified' Quarantine After Exposure To Infected WH Staffer
CNN is reporting that Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House's coronavirus task force, will enter 'modified' quarantine after coming into contact with a White House staffer infected by coronavirus.
According to CNN, it won't be a full quarantine because Dr. Fauci had a 'low risk' contact with a staffer who later tested positive.
Both Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Robert Haun, the FDA commissioner, are in full quarantine. They are expected to remain in quarantine for two weeks. Both officials were exposed to an infected White House staffer as well.
To air on the side of caution, Fauci said he is doing what he calls a "modified quarantine," meaning he will stay at home and telework, wearing a mask continually, for 14 days. He said he might also go to his office at the National Institutes of Health where he is the only one there. He also will be tested every day, he said, noting he was tested yesterday and was negative.