White House communications director Alyssa Farah declined to tell reporters the last time President Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, saying that “doctors would like to keep it private”.
Why it matters: It is at least the eighth time since Trump tested positive for the virus a week ago that White House officials refused to divulge the information. The detail could help determine when he caught the virus, who he exposed, and what his illness looks like.
The big picture: The White House is making efforts to respond to the outbreak as the list of officials who tested positive for the virus – including senior officials like Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks ̵
- Several members of the White House press corps have tested positive, and many are trying to figure out if they and their families need to be quarantined, Axios’ Sara Fischer reports.
What’s new: The Washington, DC Department of Health asked White House attendees and staff at the Rose Garden Ceremony Thursday to introduce Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett for medical advice and to clarify her local health on September 26 Department to be tested for COVID-19.
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