Redfield announced upcoming quarantine guidelines during a coronovirus task force meeting on Tuesday, with officials saying the change was touted as a data-driven decision, which has been under review for weeks.
An official said Pence has been insisting on the CDC for months to review the guidelines.
The CDC did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment.
The official said that health experts emphasized the importance of implementing and implementing mitigation measures to reduce the alarming number of coronavirus cases across the country. There was no discussion of President Donald Trump joining public messages around those mitigation measures.
Mitigation efforts include use of masks, social disturbances, avoidance of crowds, and frequent hand washing.