White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks with the media outside of the White House. - Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning and would begin the “quarantine process.”

The news follows last week’s revelations that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania both tested positive for coronavirus.

In addition to POTUS and FLOTUS, other senior White House officials have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, including senior advisor Hope Hicks, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway as well as Director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna.

“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said.

She assuaged growing fears that increasing numbers of individuals within the White House could have been infected, saying “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”

McEnany has come under fire from the media for holding a press conference last week after it had been announced that Hope Hicks tested positive. According to the White House Correspondents Association, several journalists in the press pool have also contracted COVID-19.