130 secret service officers quarantining after COVID-19 outbreak
UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Friday, November 13, 2020
Dozens of secret service members responsible for protecting President Trump have been ordered to quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.
According to reports on Friday, at least 130 officers have either tested positive or come in close contact with a coworker who tested positive.
The outbreak has reportedly affected approximately 10 percent of the service, raising concerns over White House security.
This came as President Trump’s campaign adviser, Corey Lewandowski, also tested positive for coronavirus this week.
NEW – Corey Lewandowski, Trump adviser who’s been working on efforts to bring lawsuits alleging illegal election activity in specific states, tested positive for COVID yesterday per a person briefed. Lewandowski had been in Philly for days and believes he contracted it there.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 12, 2020