Documents obtained by Yahoo News last week indicate as many as 11 Secret Service employees have also tested positive for covid-19, though it’s unclear in what capacity they serve. The Secret Service staffs not only the president but also other important figures, including presidential candidates.

“It’s a little bit risky” working in the White House, economic advisor Kevin Hassett said Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation, noting the West Wing is “a small, crowded place.”


Unlike Pence, members of the White House coronavirus task force—including Food and Drug Administration commissioner Stephen Hahn and CDC Director Robert Redfield—have begun a period of quarantine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, has also entered a quasi-quarantine, which may involve him going to work, provided he’s the only one present.

The three health officials are expected to testify remotely next week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, or HELP.


American companies that haven’t gone bankrupt, as some major retailers have, are bracing for a slow recovery. The Wall Street Journal reports economists anticipate a “swoosh-like” bounce-back, named for its similarity to the Nike logo—not the “v-shaped” recovery they had hoped for. The paper reports that shoppers are likely to remain “tightfisted” long after the lockdowns lift, with many forgoing activities like going to the movies and getting haircuts until a vaccine is available.

More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past seven weeks. Twenty million jobs were lost in April, economic devastation unseen since the height of the Great Depression. Hassett said Sunday he expects unemployment to climb “north of 20 percent” before the job market stabilizes.


The United States leads the world in the number of confirmed covid-19 infections, with nearly 1.4 million cases so far. More than 80,000 will be dead by Tuesday.