Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, has tested negative for coronavirus, a party spokesman has announced, just days after she displayed flu-like symptoms following a trip to Mar-a-Lago.
“On the advice of her doctor, @GOPChairwoman was administered a test for COVID-19. That test has fortunately come back negative,” Michael Ahrens, the RNC communications director, posted on Twitter.
McDaniel had come down with symptoms on Friday after attending a fundraiser at President Donald Trump’s private club in Florida last week.
A number of officials and foreign visitors had exhibited symptoms after visiting the club in the past month.
Trump hosted a delegation from Brazil, including President Jair Bolsonaro, at the club last week, a number of whom tested positive for coronavirus and had direct contact with Trump.
The White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, announced last Friday that a person seated at Trump’s dining table had tested positive, but that the risk of infection was low for the president.
Several of Trump’s closest associates and aides have gone into self-quarantine after coming in contact with the Brazilian delegation or otherwise engaging with people at Mar-a-Lago.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has begun working from home out of an abundance of caution, CNBC reported.
The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, tested positive after being in proximity to the Brazilian delegation. Trump allies Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have all gone into self-quarantine, as well.