The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other members, are reportedly in quarantine after a senior military official tested positive for Covid-19:
NEW: Senior Pentagon leadership, including Gen. Mark Milley and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are quarantining after exposure to the coronavirus https://t.co/0Vk88kHTPF
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 6, 2020
Coast Guard Admiral Charles Ray was at the White House after the ACB event and tested positive yesterday:
Joint Chiefs told to quarantine after Vice Commandant of Coast Guard tests positive for COVID-19. Admiral Charles Ray was at WH day after Coney Barrett ceremony. Began feeling unwell Fri. Tested positive yesterday. Joint Chiefs all test negative today.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 6, 2020
Admiral Ray was at a meeting on Friday with the Joint Cheifs, the day he started feeling unwell:
NEW The quarantine of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was prompted by a meeting of the senior leaders last Friday that was attended by Adm. Ray.
— luis martinez (@LMartinezABC) October 6, 2020
According to reports, all but one of the Joint Chiefs is in quarantine:
New: All but one member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is now self-quarantining due to exposure at multiple meetings in recent days, including a meeting in Pentagon’s secure meeting space for classified information known as ‘the tank’, a defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 6, 2020
BREAKING: CBS News reports top U.S. military officials quarantined after COVID19 exposure:
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Army chief of staff
Naval Operations Chief
Air Force chief of staff
SpaceForce operations chief
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 6, 2020
Other reports say all of the officials are quarantining:
All members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will quarantine after a senior officer tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Defense Department official who was not authorized to speak publicly.https://t.co/SXX8KVHzmF
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) October 6, 2020
We’ll keep you posted.