Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest associates, has COVID-19. CNN is reporting that she is at home and “fairly sick.” CNN is also reporting that the president and his wife Melania were just tested. Trump rarely wears a mask and he has been in very close proximity to Hicks. If Trump was a student or employee of Messiah University, the school where I teach, he would need to quarantine for two weeks.
UPDATE: CNN is now reporting that Trump is going to quarantine while he waits for the results of his test.
What does these mean for the United States government?
Here is Samantha Viongrad, a national security advisor in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations: