Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus and returned to work at the White House on Friday.
“Over the last week, adviser 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, Adviser 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 in a statement.
Ivanka has been working from home since last Friday after coming in close proximity with Australia’s home affairs minister Peter Dutton who tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dutton was in D.C. in the beginning of March and met Ivanka as well as Attorney General William Barr, Kellyanne Conway and other Trump administration officials in a meeting between officials from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.
The White House released a statement stating that President Trump’s older daughter is not showing symptoms from the coronavirus and is working from 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
While working from home, Ivanka made multiple calls on members of Congress including Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and multiple CEO’s from CitiBank, Mastercard, Visa and Goldman Sachs to discuss the coronavirus relief bill, which the House bill was signed into law earlier this week.
On social media, Ivanka has been sharing pro-family tips of how families can make the best of their time together at home, as well as health officials guidances to help curb the spread of the virus. She then invited her followers, both on Instagram and Twitter to share their own ideas of family time using the hashtag #TogetherApart.
Ivanka was seen in the White House briefing room on Friday morning as the president and his Coronavirus Task Force team convened in a daily news briefly on the administration’s response efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She will participate in the President’s Friday meeting with small business owners at the White House later Friday afternoon.
“Under the direction of the President, [her] focus continues to remain on helping the country’s small businesses and as such, she will participate in the President’s meeting with small business owners today,” the White House official said.