Reporter With 100 Degree Fever Sought Access To Trump, Pence

A reporter with a fever of 100 degrees was denied entry into the White House where he sought access to President Trump and Vice President Pence.

While the individual was there to do his job, the White House is exercising every precaution to prevent members of the administration from contracting the coronavirus.

“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,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere, per the Washington Examiner.

The Washington Examiner also reports the individual, who appeared to work with the China Global Television Network, was tested several times before being turned away:

One person was tested three times by the White House Medical Unit over a 15-minute period, and each time, the result registered above the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guideline of what constitutes a fever, 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Katie Miller, who is a press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence.

Fever is one of the symptoms of the coronavirus.

NBC News’s Kelly O’Donnell first shared the reporter’s employer in a tweet.

The Coronavirus is out there and both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are cautioning people from avoiding public areas, especially those with large volumes of people. The precaution, commonly referred to as social distancing, will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and keep the number of infected individuals within the capabilities of regional medical facilities.

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