Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19: a Reminder to be Safe


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Masks, a point of contention, are recommended by the Center for Disease Control to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lucas Miller, Editor

Late Thursday night, Oct. 1st, 2020, President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for COVID-19.

While this is major news, calling into question the President’s health, this event could not have come at a time more concerning for both presidential candidates.

The news comes breaking shortly after reports that Hope Hicks, one of the President’s top advisors, tested positive for the virus while traveling with the President to the first debate on Sept. 29, 2020. Assumedly, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his family will also get themselves tested for COVID-19.

The Arapahoe Pinnacle hopes that this breaking news serves as a reminder to take the virus seriously. Colorado’s mask mandate has not expired, and social-distancing is still in effect. Until these measures are met and a vaccine is safely synthesized, there remains the risk of a rise in case numbers and, as the weather cools, the potential for another shut down.

Stay safe, Arapahoe Pumas.

Edit: Stated above, Oct. 1st, 2020, was local time, MST. The news broke early Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington D.C.