Staff at the White House Executive Residence are feeling “nervous” about news of the President and Melania Trump testing positive for Covid-19, a source tells CNN, adding residence staff are “very careful, but there is concern.” The first couple is currently in isolation inside the White House residence.
The residence is staffed by approximately 90 workers, including six butlers and eight ushers, multiple cooks, housekeepers, florists and other maintenance and support workers.
In March, CNN reported Melania Trump had reduced the size of the staff to only essential workers, sending the rest home, only coming in on an as-needed basis.
In April, CNN reported she required all of the residence staff to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. The White House has 132 rooms and is 55,000 square feet.