Wife of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, Trish Scalia, Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Attending White House Event
The wife of Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor, Trish Scalia, has been confirmed by the Labor Department as having been infected with COVID-19. This comes after several administration officials and members of the Trump family have announced their positive status as well.
Trish is the wife of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, son of the now-deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The official press release by the Labor Department read, “This afternoon, doctors confirmed that U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia’s wife, Trish, tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” the statement read. “Mrs. Scalia is experiencing mild symptoms but doing well.”
This news comes only not long after the couple attended a White House Rose Garden event, where President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his new SCOTUS pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
While Eugene has tested negative, the release went on to say that, “The Secretary and Mrs. Scalia will follow the advice of health professionals for Trish’s recovery and the health of those around them…. For the time being, the Secretary will work from home while continuing to carry out the mission of the Department and the President’s agenda.”
In a public statement to his parish, Eugene’s brother, Reverend Paul Scalia, released a statement on the matter. “The lack of masks and social distancing at that event has become a legitimate cause of concern, especially since the President’s COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization,” he said. “Further, and more immediate to the parish, it contradicts what I ask of those coming to Mass and other parish events. Some of you have reached out to me expressing your concern. I thank you for your candor; your points are well taken. Please know that my actions were based not on a rejection of those practices but on the understanding that the people present had been screened as I had been.”