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Journalists who work at the White House are testing positive for Covid-19

New York (CNN Business) #local-all – A widening coronavirus outbreak at the White House has left members of the media scrambling to find out if they, too, are infected.

Two journalists who work at the White House tested positive on Friday, according to memos from the White House Correspondents Association.

One of the test results was described as a “preliminary positive.”
A White House staffer who sits in the “lower press” area of the West Wing also received a confirmed positive result on Friday morning.

Reporters and White House spokespeople work together in cramped quarters, often meeting the definition of close contact.