Former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago membership has been partially shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak, a receptionist confirmed to CBS News. The extent of the outbreak on the membership, the place Mr. Trump has resided since leaving office, shouldn’t be clear.
An e-mail to membership members obtained by The Associated Press stated workers members examined optimistic for COVID-19, and as such, the membership will briefly droop service on the seaside membership and eating room. One membership member confirmed to CBS Miami that they acquired a telephone name in regards to the closure.
Photos posted to the Mar-a-Lago Facebook page on Friday present individuals gathered with out masks.
The membership stated within the e-mail that it has undertaken “all appropriate response measures,” and can sanitize affected areas. Some companies, together with banquets and occasion companies, will stay open.
Palm Beach County, Florida, the place Mr. Trump’s membership is situated, has the third-highest variety of coronavirus instances within the state, in line with Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday, there have been almost 127,500 instances within the county, because the state approaches two million instances. There have been greater than 5,100 new cases reported within the state on Thursday, in line with the state’s division of public well being.
Earlier this week, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties issued a press release to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis saying that his current actions “inadvertently” despatched a message that individuals ought to ignore coronavirus security measures, in line with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV.
Last week, the governor canceled all coronavirus-related fines for individuals within the state, WPEC reported.
“For a full year now, communities across Florida have been working incredibly hard to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and local governments, including the southeast Florida tri-county area, have issued common-sense measures recommended by the CDC to protect our residents, businesses and visitors,” the letter stated. “While our positivity rate continues to trend in the right direction and vaccination efforts are accelerating, now is not the time to throw caution to the wind as we are so close to putting this pandemic behind us.”