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Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, who last saw Trump a week ago, also tested positive for the coronavirus. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who was at Saturday’s announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the US Supreme Court, has likewise tested positive.
Meadows told reporters that he fully expects more White House staff to test positive eventually, but that they have a “mitigation plan in place to make sure the government not only continues to move forward but the work of the American people continues to move forward.”
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill tested negative for the virus on Friday, allaying concerns that they might have been exposed during Tuesday’s debate somehow. After months of keeping his campaign events virtual or strictly limited due to virus concerns, Biden has just begun scheduling larger in-person events.
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