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Attorney General William Barr is said to be “for the time being” under quarantine, the spokesman says



Barr appeared to have no prior intention of quarantine, despite coming into close contact with members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle who tested positive for Covid-19, including former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.
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Even so, his expected return to work would still disregard recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Barr has received four negative Covid-19 test results since Friday morning, including Sunday, Justice Department spokesman Kerri Kupec said on Sunday.

According to Kupec, he expects to return to the Justice Department during the week.

The CDC recommends a person who is quarantined at home for 14 days if they may have been exposed to Covid-19 to prevent the virus from spreading.

Barr attended Trump’s Rose Garden event late last month, introducing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court – the event now viewed by many White House officials as the nexus for contagion leading to the Positive tests resulted from at least seven participants, including the President and the First Lady.

Barr was seen at the event without a mask, shook hands and mingled with the crowd. He and Conway, who announced she had tested positive on Friday, talked in close proximity for long periods of time and were barely three feet apart.

Barr then also attended the private reception for Barrett.

Following news of the president’s positive diagnosis early Friday, Barr went to a meeting at the Justice Department on Friday. Barr also went to the White House on Friday and Saturday for Covid tests – both were negative.

This story has been updated to include additional details on Barr’s participation in the most recent event that announced the President’s Supreme Court candidate.


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