Ivanka Trump on Friday returned to work at the White House, a senior administration official told DailyMail.com, after being testing negative for the coronavirus.
She has shown no symptoms of any illness and has been making calls on behalf of the administration’s work to combat the coronavirus while she’s been working from home.
The first daughter, who serves as an adviser to President Donald Trump, was tested late last week and received clear results Friday.
Ivanka Trump on Friday returned to work at the White House, a senior administration official told DailyMail.com, after being testing negative for the coronavirus
‘Over the last week, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has followed social distancing best practices at her home. At the advisement of her doctors, due to lack of symptoms and consistently healthy physician checks, Advisor Trump will be working from the White House today. As is done with every employee at the White House, she will undergo the same health/temperature checks to maintain the safety of herself, her children and those in the White House,’ the official told DailyMail.com.
Ivanka Trump will be in President Trump’s meeting with small business officials Friday afternoon.
While working from home, as part of CDC recommendations, Ivanka Trump has called several members of Congress – including Senators Marco Rubio and Susan Collins -and multiple CEO’s, including those of CitiBank, Mastercard, Visa and Goldman Sachs.
Her return comes as more of the president’s inner circle have been affected by the coronavirus as acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney joined Stephanie Grisham in working from home.
It’s unclear how many senior White House staff are working from home and how many are in the complex after several of them attended a dinner at Mar-a-Lago last weekend that was also attended by Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to the president of Brazil who tested positive for the disease.
Grisham, earlier this week, did not answer how many senior staff were working from home but said staff were following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
‘White House staff continue to follow CDC guidelines and the advice of medical staff to ensure the health and safety of everyone on complex,’ she told DailyMail.com in a statement on Tuesday.
Ivanka Trump posted tips for parents working from home, indicating the first daughter continues to stay at home after coming into contact with an Australian official who tested for positive for coronavirus
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and White House communications director Stephanie Grisham are working from home ‘out of an abundance of caution’
Ivanka Trump met with Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Attorney General Bill Barr on March 5 as part of a meeting between officials from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.
Dutton later tested positive.
The first daughter on Tuesday posted tips for parents working from home during the coronavirus, indicating the first daughter is continuing to self-isolate after coming into contact with an Australian official who tested positive for the disease.
‘Staying home today w/ kids? Plan living room camp out! Throw a bedsheet over some taped together brooms. Plan a menu & ‘pack’ sandwiches, salads (S’mores optional. A fun activity that also brings family together for a meal!,’ she wrote on her various social media sites, including a photo of her with her two children Arabella and Theodore under a homemade tent.
Her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, continued to work at the White House, a senior administration official confirmed to DailyMail.com.
‘As many as people as needed are in the office,’ the official said.
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is also working at the White House.
‘I’m working at the White House and have been every day without interruption. I’m in the daily Task Force meetings, and was at the table yesterday in the Situation Room when POTUS and VP spoke with the nation’s governors through videoconference,’ she told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
Conway was in the March 5 meeting with the Australian official who later tested positive for the virus. She could be glimpsed behind President Trump on Tuesday when he came into the White House briefing room but she did not join him in the briefing.
Mulvaney is reported to be under voluntary self-quarantine in his home state of South Carolina after his niece – who lives in his Washington D.C. home – interacted with Wajngarten in Florida.
A senior administration official confirmed to DailyMail.com that Mulvaney was working from home ‘out of an abundance of caution.’
And Grisham said on Monday that she was staying at home for a number of days ‘out of an abundance of caution’ after she came into contact with Wajngarten.
President Trump on Monday issued a set of guidelines to help combat the spread of virus, including advising people to stay home if they feel sick and to stay home if they have the virus.
‘Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread,’ the president said in the White House briefing room.
The day after her meeting with the Australian official, Ivanka Trump attended a dinner at Mar-a-Lago with her father and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose aide Wajngarte tested positive.
Kushner was also at that dinner. And Grisham was at Mar-a-Lago that weekend too.
The White House would not say how many senior staff are working from home; President Trump gave a coronavirus briefing on Tuesday with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; CMS Administrator Seema Verma; FDA’s Stephen Hahn; Vice President Mike Pence; Dr. Deborah Birx (hidden behind Trump); Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin; Adm. Brett Giroir and Dr. Anthony Fauci
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner leaving his home around 7:10 am on Tuesday morning
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is also working at the White House, she told Dailymail.com
Kellyanne Conway was part of the March 5 meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr, Ivanka Trump and Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who later tested positive for coronavirus
The White House said last week Dutton was ‘asymptomatic’ during his interaction with the first daughter and Ivanka Trump was showing no symptoms, didn’t need to self-quarantine and stayed home out of an abundance of caution.
‘The White House is aware that Mr. Dutton tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic during the interaction. Exposures from the case were assessed and the White House Medical Unit confirmed, in accordance with CDC guidance, that Ivanka is exhibiting no symptoms and does not need to self-quarantine. She worked from home today out of an abundance of caution until guidance was given,’ White House Deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement last week.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club was closed Monday for a deep cleaning after three people who attended events at the Winter White House tested positive for coronavirus.
The resort became ground zero in Trump’s world for the disease after the positive tests followed a weekend of fundraisers, dinners and parties at the posh beach-side, members-only club.
President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach was closed Monday for a deep cleaning after three reported cases of the coronavirus
MARCH 5: Ivanka Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr posed with Australian minister Peter Dutton (right) at the White House. He since tested positive for the virus
President Donald Trump at dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, alongside United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner
Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to the Brazilian president, tested positive for coronavirus
The three known cases are Wajngarten; acting Brazil Charge d’Affaires Ambassador Nestor Forster, who sat at Trump’s table during last Saturday night’s dinner; and an unnamed attendee who was at a fundraiser there last Sunday.
The weekend started a chain of events and resulted in several Trump allies self-quarantining after being at the club.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was self-isolating and being tested for the coronavirus after falling ill. She was at the Saturday dinner and fundraisers at the posh beach club last weekend.
Her test came back negative.
Senator Lindsey Graham also self-quarantined after being at Mar-a-Lago but announced this weekend he tested negative for the virus.
President Trump was also tested for the disease but it came back negative.