Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a part of the White House’s coronavirus task force, will begin a “modified quarantine” after a White House staffer he made “low risk” contact with tested positive for the coronavirus, Fauci told CNN on Saturday.
Fauci said he was tested for the virus on Friday and his test came back negative. However, he will still take a daily test for the virus.
Fauci said his “modified quarantine” will consist of him staying at home as much as possible and teleworking for the next 14 days. He also said he will continually wear a mask and might go to his office at the National Institutes of Health only if he’s there by himself.
The “modified quarantine” Fauci is doing is different from the quarantines other White House task force members will take part in. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn is undergoing a full quarantine while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield will self-quarantine for two weeks, according to CNN.