US Secret Service employee tests positive

US Secret Service employee tests positive

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A U.S. Secret Service employee has tested positive and is currently in quarantine, according to a statement from the agency.

The agency said it has carried out comprehensive contact tracing, and found that the infected employee hasn’t had any contact with other staff or those who they are assigned to protect, for nearly three weeks.

The agency released a statement that the employee is in quarantine and “will continue to monitor the employee’s condition. The employee was not identified.

The diagnosis comes as the U.S. Senate failed Sunday to pass the $1.4 trillion “Phase Three” stimulus package intended to help businesses and families devastated by the downturn over the coronavirus outbreak.

The vote came while at least five GOP senators were in self-quarantine, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who became the first U.S. senator to announce he tested positive for the virus. Senators were asked to practice social distancing and were given a list of health guidelines to follow while entering the chamber.