After the report broke this morning that a personal valet to the President Trump is positive for coronavirus, a former official from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for Trump to be quarantined for 14 days.
While appearing on CNN, former CDC official Dr. Cyrus Shahpar answered a question about what his recommendation would be to the President given the news about the valet.
“The recommendation would be to quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case, in this case, the valet,” said Shapar. “That means staying home, no visitors, separating yourself from others, monitoring for symptoms, wearing a face-covering when you’re around others. Ideally, you’re not, but that would be the recommendation.”
As of time of this publication, President Trump has not commented on whether he will quarantine.
“In this case, as a high visibly person, I think he should set an example and really go into that quarantine of 14 days,” Shahpar added. “And don’t put too much stock into one negative test. It takes time to develop, you know, enough virus to test positive. So, one test today doesn’t necessarily mean that you know, over the next few days, it may not be something different.”