President Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien tested positive for coronavirus on Friday evening, a campaign official told Fox News, hours after the president and the first lady confirmed they too had contracted the virus.
Stepien plans to quarantine until he recovers and works from home, the official said.
A senior campaign official said Stepien was suffering from “mild flu symptoms,” Politico reported.
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Deputy campaign manager Justin Clark will oversee Trump’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., While Stepien works remotely, Fox News has confirmed.
Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday out of “great caution” as he appeared to have a mild fever and cough. His doctor, Dr Sean Conley, confirmed on Friday evening that the president had started taking Remdesivir as a treatment for the virus.
The president, 74, was to remain hospitalized for at least a few days.
White House aide Hope Hicks, former adviser to President Kellyanne Conway and Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Thom Tillis, RN.C., are amiong Republicans who have also tested positive in recent days.
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Stepien, 42, took over campaign management from Trump in July, in a reshuffle that also saw the reassignment of former manager Brad Parscale, who has since left the campaign team.
Stepien’s work history includes running the two campaigns for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Fox News’s Brooke Singman contributed to this report.