It was announced on Friday that the president of Notre Dame had tested positive for coronavirus. This news, coming just a week after attending a White House event, without wearing a mask.

The Rev. John Jenkins had sent out an email to staff and students after finding his test results after a colleague of his had tested positive for the virus.

“My symptoms are mild and I will continue work from home,” Jenkins had said in a message to a spokesperson.

Jenkins had apologized for not wearing a face mask earlier at the Rose Garden Ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

“I regret my error of judgment in not wearing a mask during the ceremony and by shaking hands with a number of people in the Rose Garden,” Jenkins wrote in a Monday letter to students, faculty and staff, according to WILX. “I failed to lead by example, at a time when I’ve asked everyone else in the Notre Dame community to do so.”

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