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Dozens of Secret Service Officers Out Due to COVID-19

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Secret Service agents look out from the stage during a President Donald Trump campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)

By    |   Friday, 13 November 2020 02:50 PM

Several dozen Secret Service officers are now sidelined due to the coronavirus.

CNN noted the exact number is not known. However, it said  “several dozen” officers have either tested positive for coronavirus or are self-isolating after being exposed to someone who had tested positive.

"The (United States Secret Service) is taking all necessary precautions and putting anyone who is considered close contact in quarantine," one source told CNN, adding, "There has been zero impact on the mission. Staffing levels are high enough to manage."

The news network pointed out that President Donald Trump had held nearly 50 campaign rallies in battleground states in the final weeks of the campaign. It said many of the states were COVID-19 hotspots.

Secret Service officers traveled with the president to each rally. Many arrived days in advance.

There are approximately 7,600 USSS employees, about 1,600 of which serve as uniformed division officers, according to CNN.

Following Trump’s June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, several dozen agents and officers for the Secret Service had to go into 14-day coronavirus-related quarantines after working at the event

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Several dozen Secret Service officers are now sidelined due to the coronavirus. CNN noted the exact number is not known. However, it said "several dozen" officers have either tested positive for...
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