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What’s known about Barron’s health after the Trumps’ positive COVID-19 tests

The world woke up the startling news Friday that President Trump and First Lady Melania had tested positive for coronavirus. Obviously we are left with plenty of questions, one of which is how Barron Trump is doing in the wake of his parents’ scary health news. According to People, Barron, as well as Ivanka Trump, have both tested negative for COVID-19 as of Friday, October 2. About the 14-year-old only son of Donald and Melania, the First Lady’s chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, said, “All precautions are being taken to ensure he’s kept safe and healthy.” But what exactly does that mean?

We know the Trumps have started quarantining at the White House. According to USA Today, the President’s top advisor, Hope Hicks, tested positive the day before he did, which is when the Trumps began their quarantine process. But when is the last time Barron was with his parents?

What the Trumps did leading up to their diagnosis

At the debate on Tuesday night, photos abound of Trump’s other children seated in the Cleveland auditorium (via Fox 8). Although CNN reports the family accompanied the President on Air Force One to Ohio for the debate, it’s not clear if Barron was on the manifest. It’s worth noting that Trump would have been tested before the debate. The New York Post reports that the day before the Trumps tested positive, the President attended at fundraiser in New Jersey, and presumably was not with his son. Barron may have been in school — it’s been reported that St. Andrew’s Episcopal, where he is a student, is preparing for a hybrid learning model, set to commence in a few weeks. We don’t know if Barron is being isolated at this time.

While a lot of details are still unknown, the good news is that for now, President Trump is said to be in good spirits, and full of energy, per his chief of staff Mark Meadows (via The New York Times). The White House has declared that both Donald and Melania Trump are “feeling well,” according to CNN. And Melania shared via Twitter, “Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery.” Here’s wishing him and Melania a speedy recovery, and of course, that Barron stays healthy as well.

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