Former President Donald J. Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla. Ni’s private club closed on Friday after some staff members tested positive for coronavirus, two people familiar with the events confirmed.
According to the Associated Press, closing services in the dining room and at the beach club were affected. Two people familiar with the events confirmed this; They have no right to speak in public.
The APA cited an email that went to members of the club, which also serves as Mr. Trump’s permanent residence. According to the email, the measures were taken by an “abundance of caution” and some workers were excluded.
A spokesman for the Trump organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment. One woman who answered the phone on Mar-a-Lago said ‘no comment’ and was asked when the club is open.
The Florida Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The club will host events during the Republican National Committee Spring Retreat in Florida next month. It has been the backbone of Mr. Trump’s presidency, where he has hosted Republican officials.
Florida has seen a decline in coronavirus cases over the weeks since the country reopened businesses several months ago. But the state still receives about 1,000 new cases a day, according to the New York Times database.
The director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, Dr. Elena Alonso said this week that cases were declining locally and that she was “cautiously optimistic” about the course of the virus. But he warned people that it was too early to declare victory over the epidemic.