Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mar-A-Lago Partially Closed After Multiple Staff Members Test Positive For COVID
(But Don't Worry — Banquet & Event Services Are Still Available)

NBC News

Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, has been partially closed after staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

That's according to several people, including one familiar with club operations, who said Mar-a-Lago had "partially closed" a section of the club and quarantined some of its workers "out of an abundance of caution." The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation by name.

An email sent to members said that service had been temporarily suspended in the club's dining room and at its beach club because some staff members had recently tested positive. It said the club had undertaken "all appropriate response measures, including sanitizing affected areas," and that banquet and event services remain open.

Trump was hospitalized with COVID-19 last fall . . .

Mar-a-Lago was the site of his first known exposure more than a year ago. . . .

The Trump White House was hit with several subsequent outbreaks after it flouted virus precautions by resisting mask-wearing and continuing to hold large events. . . .

In January, Palm Beach County issued a warning to Mar-a-Lago's management after a New Year's Eve party that violated an ordinance requiring employees and guests to wear masks. . . . The club was told future violations would result in fines of $15,000.

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