Kayleigh McEnany announced that she had tested positive for the CCP virus on Oct. 5, days after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. On Friday, 11 days after posting that she had contracted it, she tweeted that she felt “blessed” to have overcome the virus.
The White House press secretary posted on Friday on her Twitter account a photo with her young daughter Blake and a message of relief that reads, “Blessed to be COVID clear!”
Blessed to be COVID clear! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nZLpBtXnyd
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 16, 2020
The press secretary was one of many people who attended the confirmation announcement at the White House for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, an event attended by several people who later tested positive for the virus.
According to Fox News, McEnany announced at that time that she had been tested daily and tested negative on several occasions. Until Monday, Oct. 5, after a new test, she tested positive although she did not experience any symptoms.
“After testing consistently negative, even every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning without experiencing any symptoms,” McEnany said in a statement at the time. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts of the White House Medical Unit.”
According to Fox News, McEnany stated that she contracted the virus by diligently doing her job to provide the necessary information to the American people at this very sensitive time. In her role as White House press secretary, it is logical that she has had close contact with many people, which has led to her contracting the virus.
According to her statements, McEnany went into isolation even before she was confirmed to have been infected and continued with her job responsibilities remotely, without suffering from strong symptoms that would have prevented her from continuing with her duties. After more than 14 days of isolation, she is expected to resume her normal work schedule starting Monday, Oct. 19.