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Mar-a-lago club where former President Donald Trump lives is partially shuttered after an outbreak of COVID-19

 This historic Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach that former President Donald Trump has made his home has been partially closed because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

That´s according to several people familiar with the situation, including a club member who received a phone call informing them about the closure Friday. 

A receptionist at the Mar-a-Lago club confirmed the news, saying it was closed until further notice, but declined to comment further. 

Former President Donald Trump\'s Mar-a-Lago club was partially closed Friday amid an outbreak of the coronavirus

Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club was partially closed Friday amid an outbreak of the coronavirus

'Out of an abundance of caution we have quarantined some of the workers and partially closed a section of the club for a short period of time,' a source told DailyMail.com.


Word of the partial closure came on a day when Trump was spotted golfing at his Trump National golf club nearby Mar-a-Lago. 

It also came as his successor, President Joe Biden, visited the Centers for Disease Control to acknowledge the 100 millionth vaccine shot given to an American, praise government scientists, and urge Americans to wear masks and not make science 'political.' 

Biden also took a shot at his predecessor, including scolding him for calling covid-19 the 'China virus' and the 'Wuhan virus.'

'It's the coronavirus. Full stop,' Biden said. 

'The health and safety of our members and staff is our highest priority. As some of our staff have recently tested positive for COVID-19, we will be temporarily suspending service at the Beach Club and à la carte Dining Room,' said the email to club members, the Washington Post reported.

\'Out of an abundance of caution we have quarantined some of the workers and partially closed a section of the club for a short period of time,\' a source told DailyMail.com

'Out of an abundance of caution we have quarantined some of the workers and partially closed a section of the club for a short period of time,' a source told DailyMail.com

Valentine\'s Day images of the Trump Family at the club

Valentine's Day images of the Trump Family at the club

President Donald Trump removes his protective mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 after being treated for the coronavirus

President Donald Trump removes his protective mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 after being treated for the coronavirus

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation by name. The number of cases, what portions of the club were closed or how it was affecting the former first family weren´t immediately clear.

Representatives for Trump and the Florida Department of Health did not immediately respond to a phone call and email Friday seeking comment.

Trump moved to Mar-a-Lago after leaving Washington in January, and has spent the weeks since then laying low, golfing, dining with friends, meeting with Republican party leaders and plotting his political future as he considers running again in 2024.

Trump was hospitalized with COVID last fall and has since been vaccinated against the virus.


It was only after he left office that Trump revealed he had received a coronavirus vaccine before departing the White House.

Mar-a-Lago was the site of his first known exposure more than a year ago. A senior Brazilian official tested positive last year after spending time at Mar-a-Lago club, where he posed for a photo next to Trump and attended a family birthday party.

The Trump White House was hit with several subsequent outbreaks after it flouted virus precautions by resisting mask-wearing and continuing to hold large events.

Events at the club have featured unmasked participants partying in its ornate ballrooms. 

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