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Trump visited these airports, golf courses, and other public places in the past two weeks. Here’s how they’re responding to his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

trump POTUS af1 air force one airport rally NEWPORT NEWS, VA - SEPTEMBER 25: With Air Force One behind him, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. President Trump is scheduled to announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday afternoon at the White House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Trump holds a campaign rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia.

  • President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, close adviser Hope Hicks, and others withing his sphere all tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
  • Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday evening, where he will undergo additional testing and treatment, after developing symptoms.
  • Over the past two weeks, Trump has been hitting the campaign trail, holding crowded rallies at airports around the country, where he has frequently been seen without a mask and ignoring social distancing guidelines.
  • These are the places outside the White House Trump has visited since Friday, September 18, spanning the 14-day period he could have had the disease before symptoms showed up.
  • It is unclear how or when Trump contracted the virus.
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early on Friday, just hours after multiple media outlets reported that his close adviser, Hope Hicks, had also tested positive.

“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday.

Later on Friday, after developing a fever and cough, he was en route to Walter Reed Medical Center for additional testing and treatment, where he plans to quarantine for a “few days,” according to the White House.

But health experts say that the incubation period for COVID-19 — the amount of time between when someone is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first appear — can extend up to 14 days for some patients.

In the two weeks before Trump tested positive, he attended dozens of campaign rallies, private fundraisers, White House events, golf outings, and a 2020 presidential debate. In that time, he came into contact with at least hundreds of people. Like Trump, many of them were maskless, close together, and sometimes indoors, significantly increasing their risk of transmitting the virus.

Business Insider contacted the venues Trump has traveled to or spent time in since Friday, September 18, according to his public schedule, to ask whether anyone there who came into close contact with the president, the First Lady, or his staff, has tested positive or is in self-quarantine, as well as how the venue is responding to the news of Trump’s diagnosis.

It is unclear how Trump contracted COVID-19 or when, so it is possible that he did not have the virus when he visited.

This list also excludes White House events and press briefings, though several reporters in the White House press pool have tested positive, as have several people who attended a nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Here’s what they had to say.

Joint Base Andrews — Prince George’s County, Maryland

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When: Multiple dates.

Why: Joint Base Andrews is the home of two jets with the callsign “Air Force One,” which Trump uses to traverse longer distances by air.

Did Trump wear a mask: No, and passengers reportedly have refrained from wearing them while on board as well.

Venue response: “The 89th Airlift Wing has established safety procedures for day-to-day operations incorporating Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) public health guidance and frequent COVID-19 testing of the Air Force One flight crew members. In the event any Air Force One personnel are exposed, become symptomatic, or test positive, the 89th Airlift Wing would follow the guidelines established by the CDC. The 89th Airlift Wing is committed to providing the President with safe, comfortable, and reliable transportation and protecting the health of our airmen,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Morristown Municipal Airport — Hanover, New Jersey

morristown airport US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey on August 2, 2018. - Trump is heading to his Bedminister, New Jersey golf club for a vacation. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: October 1.

Why: Trump landed here on his way to Bedminster, New Jersey.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: No response.

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster — Bedminster, New Jersey

trump golf bedminsterBEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 18: Campaign staff and golf club managers await the arrival of president-elect Donald Trump's motorcade at Trump National Golf Club, where president-elect Trump is scheduled to have meetings this weekend, November 18, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

When: October 1.

Why: Trump attended a private fundraiser at his golf club that at least 300 people reportedly attended.

Did Trump wear a mask: No, though Trump reportedly spoke outside, at a distance, to attendees who wore masks and were themselves distanced, according to NJ.com.

Venue response: No response.

Duluth International Airport — Duluth, Minnesota

trump dlh US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, Minnesota, on September 30, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 30.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “The entire team at the Duluth Airport Authority takes the State of Minnesota COVID-19 state mandates seriously both inside our terminal and throughout our airfield. It was made clear to the Trump Campaign, in the lead up to the event, that compliance with the State of Minnesota’s current public health executive orders was an expectation of the DAA,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport — Minneapolis, Minnesota

msp trump MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 06: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in the Sun Country Airlines Hangar at MinneapolisÐSaint Paul International Airport November 6, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With less than 48 hours until Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

When: September 30.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally inside a hangar at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “The President and his team deplaned and boarded Air Force One at the 133rd Airlift Wing. They did not enter our terminals,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Private home of Cambria CEO Marty Davis — Shorewood, Minnesota

trump marty davis WASHINGTON, D.C. - AUGUST 14: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump signs a memorandum on addressing China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology at The White House on August 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Cambria CEO Marty Davis, far left, joins Trump in the White House in 2017 as he signs a memo on US trade policy toward China.

When: September 30.

Why: Trump attended a private fundraiser with around 50 attendees and 20 catering staff at the home of Cambria CEO Marty Davis.

Did Trump wear a mask: Uncertain, though attendees and catering staff were reportedly rapid-tested before entering, according to local ABC affiliate KSTP 5.

Venue response: No response from Cambria.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport — Cleveland, Ohio

trump cle US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. - President Trump is in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 29.

Why: Trump flew out of Cleveland following the first presidential debate via this airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: No response.

Presidential debate at the Cleveland Clinic — Cleveland, Ohio

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Joe Biden supporters wore masks during his first debate with Trump, while Eric Trump, the only Trump child visible, is seen not wearing one.

When: September 29.

Why: First presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden. 

Did Trump wear a mask: No. Trump’s family members also removed their masks in violation of the Cleveland Clinic’s policies, as did others who helped Trump prepare, according to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Venue response: “Our thoughts are with the President, First Lady and all of our guests. As health advisor to the Commission on Presidential Debates and the host site, we had requirements to maintain a safe environment that align with CDC guidelines- including social distancing, hand sanitizing, temperature checks and masking. Most importantly, everyone permitted inside the debate hall tested negative for COVID-19 prior to entry. Individuals traveling with both candidates, including the candidates themselves, had been tested and tested negative by their respective campaigns.                              

“Based on what we know about the virus and the safety measures we had in place, we believe there is low risk of exposure to our guests. Out of an abundance of caution we are reaching out to our guests to address any questions and concerns. We will continue to monitor the information being released by the White House,” a spokesperson for the clinic told Business Insider.

(Fox News host Chris Wallace, who moderated the debate, said Trump arrived too late to be tested and that there was an “honor system” around attendees being tested before entering the venue).

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland — Cleveland, Ohio

When: September 29.

Why: Trump stayed here before the first presidential debate, according to his schedule.

Did Trump wear a mask: Unknown.

Venue response: No response.

Trump National Golf Club — Washington, DC

trump national dc POTOMAC FALLS, VIRGINIA - JUNE 21: U.S. President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on June 21, 2020 in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Trump spent Father's Day on the golf course a day after holding his first public political rally since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

When: September 27.

Why: Trump played his 293rd round of golf as president, according to Golf News Net.

Did Trump wear a mask: Unknown, though Trump frequently hasn’t while golfing during the pandemic in the past.

Venue response: No response.

Harrisburg International Airport — Middletown, Pennsylvania

trump mdt MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 26: President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Harrisburg International Airport on September 26, 2020 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Trump announced that Amy Coney Barrett is his choice to be the new Supreme Court justice, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

When: September 26.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: No response.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport — Newport News, Virginia

trump phf NEWPORT NEWS, VA - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive for a campaign rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. President Trump is scheduled to announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday afternoon at the White House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

When: September 26.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: No response.

Trump International Hotel — Washington, DC

trump intl hotel WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: People walk past the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Recent reports cite that Trump’s real estate business is considering selling the hotel partly due to criticism that Trump is profiting from the property. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

When: September 25.

Why: Trump attended a private roundtable for supporters, according to his schedule.

Did Trump wear a mask: Unknown.

Venue response: No response.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base — Marietta, Georgia

trump dobbins.JPG U.S. President Donald Trump descends from Air Force One at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, U.S., March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

When: September 25.

Why: Trump flew in and out of Dobbins before and after a campaign event at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “Dobbins personnel who recently assisted with the President’s trip to Georgia made sure to follow CDC guidelines during his trip, and none have exhibited any COVID symptoms since the visit.

“As a matter of continued practice, all Dobbins Air Reserve Base personnel follow recommended COVID-19 mitigation measures; including social distancing, wearing of face coverings, limiting gatherings and frequent hand washing. Keeping our Airmen safe and healthy is crucial to our ability to sustain critical military operations. We remain in compliance with local, state and federal guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Cobb Galleria Centre — Atlanta, Georgia

trump cobb.JPG U.S. President Donald Trump elbow-bumps Retired NFL football player Herschel Walker before delivering remarks on Black Economic Empowerment during an event at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

When: September 25.

Why: Trump hosted a campaign event for Black supporters, where he was introduced by former NFL star Herschel Walker.

Did Trump wear a mask: No, though Trump appeared to avoid shaking hands with Walker.

Venue response: “The Cobb Galleria Centre is committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness throughout our facility by updating or enhancing our cleaning and safety protocols. Central to our commitment is a staff member who is certified in infection mitigation to oversee our program and ensure adherence to these protocols.

“Employees are required to complete thorough training on our hygiene standards and practices. Additionally, all employees wear cloth face masks. Among many safety measures, employees are evaluated daily before beginning work for signs of illness, and they are required to stay home when sick. We are following the CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting. We perform regular disinfecting of frequently touched locations, surfaces and equipment, including escalator handrails, door hardware, restrooms, elevators, vending machines, concession stands, the loading dock, and more.

“We strongly recommend that visitors and guests wear masks.

“As it specifically relates to President Trump’s appearance at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Sept. 25, none of our staff was in direct contact with President Trump. We are not aware of any positive COVID-19 cases among employees or guests,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Trump National Doral — Miami, Florida

trump doral DORAL, FLORIDA - APRIL 20: A sign is seen near the entrance to the Trump National Doral golf resort on April 20, 2020 in Doral, Florida. Reports indicate that Trump properties around the country have collectively furloughed nearly 2,000 employees including at President Donald Trump's oceanfront home and Trump National Doral as business around the country deal with the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When: September 24-25.

Why: Trump stayed here while on the campaign trail in Florida.

Did Trump wear a mask: Unknown.

Venue response: No response.

Miami International Airport — Miami, Florida

trump mia.JPG U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

When: September 24-25.

Why: Trump flew in and out of here while on the campaign trail in Florida.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “The President, First Lady and staff arrived on Air Force One in the middle of the MIA airfield and walked directly to a vehicle motorcade, so they did not come in contact with any airport staff or passengers,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Cecil Airport — Jacksonville, Florida

trump vqq JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 24: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets people before the arrival of President Donald Trump for his, 'The Great American Comeback Rally', at Cecil Airport on September 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. President Trump continues to campaign against Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When: September 24.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at Cecil Airport, a joint civil-military airport in Jacksonville, Florida.

Did Trump wear a mask: No, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who appeared to use the same microphone as Trump, was also maskless as he took photos in close proximity to attendees.

Venue response: “No one from JAA’s staff had any contact with the President, FLOTUS or his staff during their visit last week,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport — Charlotte, North Carolina

trump clt US President Donald Trump signs an executive order after speaking about healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on September 24, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 24.

Why: Trump delivered remarks on healthcare during a campaign event at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: An airport spokesperson told Business Insider to direct questions to the Trump campaign.

US Supreme Court — Washington, DC

trump scotus rbg WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped casket on the Lincoln catafalque on the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. A pioneering lawyer and according the Chief Justice John Roberts 'a jurist of historic stature,' Ginsburg died September 18 at the age of 87 after a long battle against cancer. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

When: September 24.

Why: Trump paid his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Did Trump wear a mask: Yes.

Venue response: No response.

Pittsburgh International Airport — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

trump pit US President Donald Trump greets his grandson Joseph, as (From R) Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, granddaughter Arabella, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, look on as he departs a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 22.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No, and Trump was photographed in close proximity with several supporters.

Venue response: No response.

Toledo Express Airport — Swanton, Ohio

trump tol US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 21.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “No airport employee had any contact with the President, First Lady or Senior White House Staff member during the September 21st visit,” a spokesperson told Business Insider in an email.

Dayton International Airport — Dayton, Ohio

trump day US President Donald Trump departs a rally at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio September 21, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 21.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: No response.

Fayetteville Regional Airport — Fayetteville, North Carolina

trump fay FAYETTEVILLE, NC - SEPTEMBER 19: President Donald Trump addresses a crowd at the Fayetteville Regional Airport on September 19, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Thousands of people joined to hear the president during the Make America Great Again campaign rally. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)

When: September 19.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “This was a private event hosted by President Trump’s campaign team. Please reach out to the Trump campaign for comment. The Fayetteville Police Department did assist with traffic control,” a spokesperson for the airport told Business Insider.

 

Bemidji Regional Airport — Bemidji, Minnesota

trump bji US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he reacts to the news of the death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the tarmac of Bemidji Regional Airport after addressing supporters during a "Great American Comeback" rally at in Bemidji, Minnesota, on September 18, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

When: September 18.

Why: Trump held a campaign rally at the airport.

Did Trump wear a mask: No.

Venue response: “I am unaware of anyone other than President Trump’s staff who came in close contact with him while he was in Bemidji. We will continue to do as we have been for the past few months: social distance, mask wearing, symptom checking, routine cleaning and disinfecting,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.

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