Los Angeles Magazine reports:
Although the coronavirus wasn’t yet being treated as a national emergency back on March 6, former Rancho Palos Verdes mayor Susan Brooks sent out a warning to the 65 guests planning to attend her 70th birthday party on March 8 at Trump National Golf Club.
She asked invitees feeling under the weather with any flu-like symptoms to “please stay home and rest,” adding, “This is especially important considering our age group. We love you and will miss you, and will celebrate together soon.”
A week later, she had to inform those who had attended the ’70s-themed disco party in the club’s ballroom that a man who’d been at the celebration had called to say he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. Now, five guests in all—including Brooks herself—have tested positive, while another 11 who have yet to be tested report being ill.
Rancho Palos Verdes mayor, former mayor test positive for coronavirus after birthday party. Birthday party was at Trump National Golf Course. https://t.co/VogMPcNz54
— Derek Salcido (@SP_Longie) March 23, 2020