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Trump: One White House staff member tested positive for COVID-19

White House staff may have tested positive for COVID-19
Posted at 1:51 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 22:37:00-04

The day after President Donald Trump signed a historic peace agreement with world leaders and attended a town hall event in Philadelphia, there are reports White House staff members may have tested positive for COVID-19.

During his White House briefing on Wednesday, President Donald Trump confirmed that one person, who is part of the WH staff, tested positive for the coronavirus.

A reporter for Globo, a Brazillian media outlet, who is part of the White House press corps tweeted Wednesday morning that she learned of the positive cases when the corps own testing was late.

“The White House called the journalists from the pool 30 minutes late to get our routine covid test. I was told they were late because ‘It was a very busy morning. We had a couple of positives today,’” Raquel Krahenbuhl tweeted.

She asked Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to comment on any positive COVID-19 cases. He responded, “I don’t comment on any health-related issues as it relates to the White House ever.”

Later, at the White House briefing with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, John Roberts asked about the cases.

“I don't share people's personal medical information,” McEnany replied. Roberts pushed, asking about contact tracing if the cases were confirmed, and the potential impact on official White House events that happened in the last 24 hours.

McEnany responded that they would do contract tracing if necessary.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27

Rosamond Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond CA 93560

Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin

Wasco Library
1102 7th Street




County-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free
  • No screening criteria
  • Operating with existing provider

Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
  • No Drive-Thru option
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa Wheelchair Logo
  • For Registration call (760) 379-2681 ext 267
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm.
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561

Lamont - Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road, Lamont, CA 93241
  • For registration call 661-869-6018
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up<
  • Testing available for ages 5+ only; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 2 pm - 7 pm

Taft - West Side Health Care District
  • For Registration call (661) 765-1935
  • Drive-Thru<
  • TTesting available for all ages; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm