The White House on Tuesday detailed measures taken to protect residence staff from the spread of the coronavirus, including the addition of health consultants, as workers face increased risk from a COVID-19 outbreak in the building.
The first lady’s office said residence staff in direct contact with the first family are tested for COVID-19 daily, and support staff are tested every other day. The White House residence has hired independent health consultants to facilitate additional testing as needed and check on staff and their families.
The residence also added a “well-being” consultant as a resource for workers looking for mental health assistance. Staffers can speak to the consultant anonymously, the first lady’s office said.
“With the recent positive results of the President and First Lady, staff wear full PPE [personal protective equipment] and continue to take all necessary precautions, which include updated procedures to protect against cross contamination,” the East