“We have not identified anyone who has tested positive who attended the events,” said director of infectious disease Kris Ehresmann during an afternoon press call on Monday, Oct. 5.
“As you know our teams are always looking for clusters of cases from a group setting. Our awareness is heightened because of the situation with the presidential visit, and we have not identified any cases or potential exposures.”
The spotlight is on the Shorewood and Duluth events because the president tested positive for the virus the day following his visit, meaning he would have been infectious during all contacts with people in Minnesota. As such, the state health office would conceivably be required to follow up with any individuals who came into close contact with the president during his time in the state.
Close contact is described as either a cumulative 15 minutes or consecutive 10 minutes within 6 feet of