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The campaign manager had told his staff who did not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 that they did not need to self-quarantine and tested positive for the virus later on Friday.
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest in the administration to contract the disease. Stepien received was diagnosed on Friday evening and was experiencing what one senior campaign official described as “mild flu-like symptoms,” according to Politico.
The campaign manager tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day that RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and former counsellor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, also received the same diagnosis.
Earlier Friday, Stepien sent a memo to staff saying that anyone who had exposure to someone else that has tested positive should immediately self-quarantine.
“While we do not believe anyone 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,” he said, including mask-wearing and handwashing.
While heralded as the principal way to stop the spread of Covid-19, mask-wearing has not been taken on board full time by the Trump campaign.
During the presidential debate on Tuesday, members of the Trump family were seen not wearing masks while watching the event. This had been a requirement set by the Cleveland Health Clinic, which handled health and safety aspects at the…
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