Here is everyone in and around the White House who has recently tested positive for Covid-19.
The Trump team has been criticized for moving forward with the fundraiser in Bedminister, New Jersey, despite knowing Hicks had tested positive. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that White House Operations had determined it was safe for the fundraiser to move forward. The Republican National Committee said in a statement that everyone who attended was tested for coronavirus, passed a temperature screening and was six feet or farther from the president. However, it has been reported Trump came in contact with about 100 people at the event at his golf course, both indoors and outdoors, sources told the New York Times. Sources said he was lethargic and had cold-like symptoms. A source told CNBC approximately 30 to 50 people “came close” to the president and donors are “freaking out” about his diagnosis. On Friday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said contact tracing is in process for everyone who attended the fundraiser, and he encouraged attendees to self-quarantine and get tested.
After Trump’s announcement, a number of family members and government officials have disclosed negative test results, however, that doesn’t mean they’re out of the woods — Dr. Matt Binnicker, director of clinical virology at the Mayo Clinic, says he recommends people wait five to seven days from exposure until getting tested, as this waiting period “increases the likelihood that the test will be positive if they’ve truly been infected.”