Cases of COVID-19 are surging around the nation this week, just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend.
In tourist destinations such as Florida and the Gulf Coast of Texas, cases have increased so dramatically that state officials were forced to scale back their aggressive reopening plans and institute new guidelines meant to encourage, (or mandate), the wearing of face masks while in public.
The sudden uptick in cases hasn’t been confined to popular gathering spots, however, as one of the White House’s most influential fundraisers has now come down with the deadly illness.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said.
Ms. Guilfoyle traveled to South Dakota with Mr. Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., in anticipation of attending a huge fireworks display where the president was set to speak. They did not travel aboard Air Force One, according to the person familiar with her condition, and she was the only person in the group who tested positive.
As a routine precaution, people who come in close contact with Mr. Trump are screened for the virus.
Luckily, Guilfoyle has not been experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, and will be driving back to Washington DC as opposed to flying in order to mitigate the spread of the illness.
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