Two cafeterias in the White House building have been temporarily closed due to coronavirus as many employees including a food administration representative revealed positive for COVID-19.
A cafeteria in the New Executive Office Building and Ike’s Eatery in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building ― supposedly frequented by many of the President Donald Trump‘s West Wing helpers ― were closed for this present week after the staff member’s diagnosed positive for COVID-19, The New York Times announced Wednesday.
“There is no reason for panic or alarm,” the White House told staff in an email, as per CNN report. The message said contact detecting had been done and there was no requirement for any other person to self-isolate.
Email says contract tracing has been done and no West Wing staff need to quarantine at the time.
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It’s muddled when the premises, both run by temporary workers, will revive.
“All proper protocols were in place by the vendor including masks, gloves, plastic shielding at check out, and no dine-in service,” a representative for the General Services Administration, liable for the upkeep of the buildings, revealed to NBC News. “The White House Medical Unit has done contact tracing and determined that the risk of retransmission is low.”
Trump said on Tuesday he is tested for the coronavirus “probably on average” every three to four days.