Des Moines’ ABC News affiliate reports:
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday revealed she is adopting a “modified quarantine plan” following a visit last week to the White House where staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Reynolds and Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director and epidemiologist, visited the the White House Wednesday for an Oval office meeting with President Trump and coronavirus task force.
On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence visited Des Moines for a meeting with agriculture industry leaders and members of the religious community after his press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for COVID-19.
From an op-ed co-authored by Reynolds last week:
Here in the country’s heartland, decisions have been made based on sound medical and social science, positioning our states to thrive individually as our economies reopen. While our specific approaches may differ, we have all kept our states “open for business” and delivered food and other goods Americans need during this pandemic.
The core reasons our states are open for business are the tenacity, grit and heart of our residents. Their clear-eyed, common-sense approach helped keep our states on track and have set us up to come out of this pandemic stronger than ever. We look forward to leading the way.
Iowa governor who declared victory over coronavirus now quarantining after White House visit https://t.co/BOU8D8S3Sa
— Kerry Eleveld (@kerryeleveld) May 11, 2020