The White House had resisted an offer from the CDC. Health officials are concerned the event might turn into a super-spreader. So far, 30 people in the Trump circle have tested positive.
The New York Times:
White House Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Super-Spreader’ Trump Rose Garden Event
Despite almost daily disclosures of new coronavirus infections among President Trump’s close associates, the White House is making little effort to investigate the scope and source of its outbreak. The White House has decided not to trace the contacts of guests and staff members at the Rose Garden celebration 10 days ago for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, where at least eight people, including the president, may have become infected, according to a White House official familiar with the plans. (Mandavilli and Tully, 10/5)
The Wall Street Journal:
White House Hasn’t Asked CDC Investigators For Covid-19 Case Tracking Help
The White House hasn’t called