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More than 130 White House Secret Service agents quarantining under COVID protocol, report

Agency won't confirm how many agents are in quarantine.

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Secret Service agents in Sept. 2020
Secret Service agents in Sept. 2020
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Updated: November 13, 2020 - 12:26pm

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More than 100 Secret Service agents are in quarantine due to either positive COVID-19 tests or contact with an individual who tested positive, according to media reports Friday. 

The Washington Post reported more than 130 agents were isolating due to coronavirus protocol. 

A spokesman for the Secret Service told Just the News on Friday that the agency "remain[s] prepared and fully staffed to carry out our critical integrated protective and investigative missions, neither of which has been degraded by the pandemic. "

"For privacy and operational security reasons," the statement continued, "the Secret Service is not releasing how many of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, nor how many of its employees were, or currently are, quarantined."