The White House has started to check the temperature of anyone around President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President,” the White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.
Before a press conference held in the White House which Trump and Pence attended, a doctor from the White House Physicians Office checked the temperature of reporters at the door of the press briefing room with a no-contact thermometer.
A member of the media was rejected from entering the White House press briefing room and was held by the press office on the White House driveway because he had a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the vice presidents press secretary, Katie Miller.
Miller said that the temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period.
The White House didnt provide more information about the male who was turned away.
According to the White House Medical Unit, the temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period – all three registered above the @CDCgov 100.4 guidelines.