White House Coronavirus Task Force

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force brief the media on March 16, 2020.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force was a United States Department of State task force that focuses on the spread and limiting of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[1] The task force was created on January 29, 2020.[2]

On February 26, 2020, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was named to chair the task force, and Deborah Birx was named the response coordinator.[3] Other members have been added since the initial appointments.[4]

Members[change | change source]

Member Role Appointment
Portrait of Mike Pence Mike Pence Vice President of the United States
Chair of White House Coronavirus Task Force
February 26, 2020[3]
Portrait of Debora L. Birx Deborah Birx United States Global AIDS Coordinator
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
February 26, 2020[3]
Portrait of Jerome Adams Jerome Adams Surgeon General of the United States February 26, 2020[3]
Portrait of Alex Azar Alex Azar United States Secretary of Health and Human Services January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Stephen E. Biegun Stephen Biegun United States Deputy Secretary of State January 29, 2020[2]
art=Portrait of Robert Blair Robert Blair Senior Advisor to the White House Chief of Staff January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Ben Carson Ben Carson United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development March 1, 2020[5]
frameless alt=Portrait of Francis Collins Francis Collins Director of the National Institutes of Health May 15, 2020[4]
Portrait of Ken Cuccinelli Ken Cuccinelli Acting United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Kelvin Droegemeier Kelvin Droegemeier Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy March 1, 2020[5]
Portrait of Thomsas J. Engels Thomas J. Engels Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration May 15, 2020[4]
Portrait of Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Joe Grogan Joe Grogan Director of the Domestic Policy Council January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Stephen Hahn Stephen Hahn Commissioner of Food and Drugs March 1, 2020[5]
Portrait of Derek Kan Derek Kan Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget January 29, 2020[2]
Picture of Larry Kudlow Larry Kudlow Director of the National Economic Council February 26, 2020[3]
Portrait of Chris Liddell 2017 Chris Liddell White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination January 29, 2020[2]
Peter Marks (25013836769).jpg Peter Marks Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research May 15, 2020[4]
frameless alt=Portrait of Steven Mnuchin Steven Mnuchin United States Secretary of the Treasury February 26, 2020[3]
frameless alt=Portrait of Robert C. O'Brien Robert O'Brien National Security Advisor January 29, 2020[2]
frameless alt=Portrait of Sunny Perdue Sonny Perdue United States Secretary of Agriculture May 15, 2020[4]
Portrait of Matthew Pottinger Matthew Pottinger Deputy National Security Advisor January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Robert R. Redfield Robert R. Redfield Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention January 29, 2020[2]
frameless alt=Portrait of Eugene Scalia Eugene Scalia United States Secretary of Labor May 15, 2020[4]
Portrait of Joel Szabat Joel Szabat Acting Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy January 29, 2020[2]
Portrait of Seema Verma Seema Verma Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services March 2, 2020[6]
Portrait of Robert Wilkie Robert Wilkie United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs March 2, 2020[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)". U.S. Department of State. March 13, 2020. Archived from the original on March 8, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 White House (January 29, 2020). "Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the President's Coronavirus Task Force". Press release. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-presidents-coronavirus-task-force/. Retrieved March 15, 2020. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Santucci J (February 27, 2020). "What we know about the White House coronavirus task force now that Mike Pence is in charge". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 29, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "New Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force Announced". Press release. May 15, 2020. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/new-members-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-announced/. Retrieved May 15, 2020. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 White House (March 1, 2020). "Vice President Pence and Secretary Azar Add Key Administration Officials to the Coronavirus Task Force". Press release. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/vice-president-pence-secretary-azar-add-key-administration-officials-coronavirus-task-force-2/. Retrieved March 16, 2020. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chalfant M (March 2, 2020). "White House adds VA secretary, CMS chief to coronavirus task force". The Hill. Archived from the original on March 3, 2020. Retrieved March 16, 2020.