The White House declined to comment on Barrett’s earlier diagnosis.
As the Supreme Court nominee, Barrett is now tested daily and most recently had a negative coronavirus test Friday morning, according to deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere.
Deere said Barrett was last with President Trump, who has tested positive for the virus, on Saturday, at her Rose Garden ceremony announcing her nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett has been on the Hill at least three times this week, meeting with roughly 30 senators in one-on-one meetings to discuss her nomination.
“She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands,” Deere said.
In addition to Trump, Barrett also was in contact with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and the president of Notre Dame, John I. Jenkins. Both said Friday they had tested positive for coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has limited information about reinfections with the virus and is working to learn more, but genome sequencing has confirmed at least two cases of reinfection.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, where Barrett is currently a judge, did not comment.
Due to the pandemic, the court has been holding hearings remotely since the spring, while Barrett, who also is on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame, has been teaching her classes in person.
The school’s spokesman, Dennis Brown, confirmed on Friday that she has been teaching this semester but declined to comment on her personal health.
“It would be inappropriate for the university to provide information on an employee’s health history,”Brown said.