Four Attendees Tested COVID+ On First Day Of RNC

Charlotte’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Two attendees and two support people tested positive for COVID-19 at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County officials said Friday. Day one of the convention kicked off Monday in Charlotte, where hundreds of delegates ventured and both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made surprise speeches. Mecklenburg County leaders say those who tested positive at the event were immediately isolated.

One day after the Republican National Convention was held in Charlotte, we learned health safeguards that were put in place may have stopped some delegates who had the coronavirus from attending the convention. Delegates were required to pass an at-home COVID-19 test prior to traveling to Charlotte. Upon their arrival at the Westin Hotel, where delegates stayed, Novant Health administered a second COVID-19 test.