The White House has provided New Jersey health officials with a list of over 200 people who attended a fundraiser with President Trump in the hours before he announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus, the state’s department of health confirmed.
In a series of tweets posted Sunday, the New Jersey Department of Health described the contract tracing process as “ongoing” and encouraged concerned attendees to “consider waiting” five-to-seven days before seeking a covid test.
“While the risk is low, a negative test earlier than that time cannot definitively rule out that COVID-19 will not develop,” the department wrote in one of the messages.
A later post stated that the department had “reached out to these individuals to make them aware of possible exposure and recommend that they self-monitor for symptoms and quarantine if they were in close contact with the President and his staff.”
The state’s Department of