White House COVID-19 outbreak

Kaia Deaton, Staff Writer

Covid-19 is a wide-spread illness that has affected over 8.28 million individuals in the United States. On Friday, October 2, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump, had tested positive for Covid-19. President Trump and his wife were in quarantine for an unannounced period of time which forced him to temporarily withdraw from his campaign trial.

It was also revealed that President Trump’s close advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. She later took to social media to post that the first couple was “feeling good.” As stated in an article written for The New York Times by Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, Dr. Sean P. Conley said, “The President and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to wait at their home within the White House during their convalescence. Rest assured I expect the president to continue to carry out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any further developments.”