OPINION– Carmine Sabia| The test results have come back for the first daughter and White house advisor Ivanka Trump after being tested last week.
She had been working from home, but is now working in the White House, after being in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus last week, The Daily Mail reported.
“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,” a White House official said.
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.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, has decided to quarantine herself after meeting with someone infected with coronavirus.
She worked from home on Friday “out of an abundance of caution” after meeting with an Australian official who has since announced her is infected, Politico reported.
“The White House is aware that [Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton] tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic during the interaction,” Judd Deere, a White House spokeswoman said.
“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,” she said of Ivanka Trump.
Dutton met with Ivanka, Attorney General William Barr and Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway last week.
Dutton said he “woke up with a temperature and sore throat” and said that he has been infected with coronavirus. In a statement.
“I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive,” he said.
This is a frightening time in America and it is wise for everyone to remain calm and take the precautions advised by the Centers For Disease Control.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
-If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
-Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
-Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
-Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
-Throw used tissues in the trash.
-Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
-If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
-If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
-Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
-If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
-5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
-4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
-Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).