White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she tested positive for COVID-19, although she isn't exhibiting any symptoms.
In an Oct. 5 announcement on Twitter, McEnany wrote that "no reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit."
McEnany last took questions from reporters outside the White House on Oct. 4.
"With my recent positive test," she added, "I will begin my quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely."
Late on Oct. 4, Trump made a surprise trip outside Walter Reed, greeting supporters while inside an SUV and wearing a face mask.
“I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” he wrote on Twitter. In a video before the event, the president said that "I learned a lot about COVID … and I get it, and I understand it."
"This the real school … this isn’t the ‘let’s read the book’ school,” he said, adding: “In the meantime, we love the U.S.A., and we love what’s happening."
Meanwhile, the president sounded particularly optimistic on Oct. 5 in a Twitter post announcing his impending release.