Many Secret Service officers affected by COVID-19
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Nov 13, 2020
Hundreds of Secret Service officers charged with protecting the White House and the president have been ordered to self-quarantine because they either tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with an infected coworker, the Washington Post reports.
According the report, roughly 10 percent—approximately 300 workers—of the agency’s core security team has been affected by the virus since March.
Agency officials did not comment on the exact number of positive cases among the ranks but among those who were infected are White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, outside political advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, and at least eight staffers at the Republican National Committee, including Chief of Staff Richard Walters, according to officials at the organization, the report notes, adding that the virus is having a dramatic impact on the Secret Service’s presidential security unit.