Former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach club 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 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.
Trump moved to Mar-a-Lago in January after leaving the White House.
That was the same month Palm Beach County sent a warning letter to Mar-a-Lago after video widely shared on social media showed a mostly maskless crowd partying on the dance floor during a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Donald Trump Jr. shared a public video on his Facebook page that showed him and a mostly maskless crowd crammed together near the stage, where Wellington rapper Vanilla Ice was performing his 1989 hit song “Ice Ice Baby” and a cover of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.”
There has been plenty of debate surrounding whether the former president should be allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago. A 1993 declaration between Trump, Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach prohibits guests from living on the property, but the town attorney noted earlier this year that an exemption is in place for employees.
A person familiar with club operations said that, out of an abundance of caution, the club had partially closed a section “for a short period of time” and quarantined some of its workers.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation by name.