Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien sent an email to staff on Friday after President Trump’s positive COVID test, urging them to self-quarantine if they had been exposed to someone with the virus.
The President and First Lady Melania Trump apparently became exposed to the virus through adviser Hope Hicks. It is believed Hicks tested positive on Wednesday night, after traveling with the President to Duluth, Minnesota for a rally.
‘In consultation with the White House Medical Unit and our own medical consultants, any campaign staff member who has had exposure to someone testing positive should immediately begin self-quarantine,’ Stepien wrote in the email, which was obtained by The Spectator. ‘While we do not believe anyone else without symptoms needs to self-quarantine at this time, it is on all of us to continue to exercise the smart judgment and practices the campaign has long encouraged: wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, check-in via the LiveSafe app on a daily basis and work from home if you’re not feeling well.’
Stepien also advised that some public campaign events would be ‘taken down’ following the President’s diagnosis, but said that the campaign office will remain open.
According to the New York Times, Trump is currently experiencing mild symptoms, including fatigue.