Trump Tower residents notified of associate diagnosed with COVID-19

The associate with the confirmed coronavirus case has not been in the building for nine days.

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Trump Tower residents were notified Wednesday that a building associate has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

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An associate at the Trump International Hotel and Tower has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Residents of the 98-floor tower received an email from Christine Blevins, the building’s director of residences, on Wednesday afternoon alerting them of the news.

The associate has not been in the building for nine days and did not come in close contact with any residents, Blevins said in the email.

Trump Tower has introduced several new policies because of the confirmed case, including a “precautionary quarantine” for all employees who came in contact with the affected associate and a “deep cleaning” of all areas that the associate may have entered.

Staff had already been sanitizing frequently touched surfaces every 30 minutes, Blevins said.

“While we are legally prohibited from sharing any additional information regarding the individual in question, we feel transparency of an active case is important to those who reside, visit, and work here; allowing all to take extra precaution while traveling in the common areas of the building,” Blevins wrote in the email to residents.

Trump Tower representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.

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