A running list of who’s tested positive for COVID-19 in DC

4
Kristine Phillips

Kevin Johnson
 
| USA TODAY

play

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Medical Center last month, four days after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. And a number of White House and campaign officials have tested positive for the virus since then. 

Trump’s announcement sent Washington and the rest of the country into fresh turmoil a month before the election. At least 20 people, including top administration officials, have tested positive since then. Many attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination ceremony Sept. 26 at the White House Rose Garden, where few people wore masks.

Just days before the General Election, a new COVID-19 outbreak emerged from the White House in the Vice President’s office. And three days after the election multiple news reports said White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has also tested positive, along with a Trump campaign official.  

More: What we know about Marc Short, other senior aides to Vice President Pence testing positive for coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has regularly tested negative since he debated Trump Oct. 2, and again on Oct. 22.

Here’s a running list of people who have tested positive and negative. This is a developing story, not a comprehensive list, which we will keep updated in the days to come.

Trump has COVID-19: A timeline of his travels leading up to a positive coronavirus test

Where Trump has been: A look at where he’s traveled and who he’s been with

Who has tested positive:

  • President Donald Trump
  • First lady Melania Trump
  • Barron Trump, President Trump’s youngest son
  • Hope Hicks, senior adviser to the president
  • Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff
  • Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager
  • Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary
  • Karoline Leavitt, White House press staff
  • Chad Gilmartin, White House press staff
  • Two junior press aides
  • Stephen Miller, senior White House adviser 
  • Nick Trainer, Trump campaign director of battleground strategy
  • Nicholas Luna, assistant and “body man” to the president
  • Adm. Charles Ray, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Marine Gen. Gary Thomas, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
  • Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin
  • Crede Bailey, head of White House security office
  • Trump’s military aide
  • Two members of the White House residence staff
  • Four White House reporters
  • Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor who helped Trump with debate prep
  • Kellyanne Conway, former White House senior adviser 
  • The Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University who attended Barrett’s nomination announcement at the White House
  • Pastor Greg Laurie, pastor of the Harvest Christian Fellowship who attended Barrett’s nomination announcement at the White House and the Prayer March
  • Liz Allen, Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director
  • Harris campaign’s flight crew member
  • Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff
  • Zach Bauer, the vice president’s “body man”
  • Marty Obst, senior political adviser to Pence
  • Two additional Pence staff members
  • Peter Berkowitz, the director of policy planning at the State Department

Coast Guard official tests positive: Joint chiefs of staff quarantine after COVID-19 penetrates military leadership

The list grows: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19

COVID-19: Which members of Congress have tested positive for coronavirus?

Who’s negative for COVID-19

Campaigns:

  • Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden
  • Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris
  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Second lady Karen Pence

Trump family members, associates 

  • Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president and eldest daughter
  • Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and son-in-law
  • Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s eldest son
  • Eric Trump, Trump’s third child 
  • Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law
  • Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney

Administration:

  • Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Defense Secretary Mike Esper
  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin
  • Education Secretary Betsy Devos
  • Attorney General William Barr
  • Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield
  • National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow

Other Washington figures of note:

  • Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware
  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
  • Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Contributing: Savannah Behrmann, David Jackson, Courtney Subramanian, John Fritze, Tom Vanden Brook, Bart Jansen, Joey Garrison

You Might Like