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Several test positive for COVID19 after party at Trump National Golf Club

FILE PHOTO: Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes

PortandTerminal.com, March 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – More than a dozen people are reportedly sick after an early March event held at the fine dining restaurant of Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, the wealthy standalone city in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County.

The exclusive event, a 70th birthday party for former Rancho Palos Verdes mayor Susan Brooks, has seen 16 of its 65 attendees fall ill, with several of those cases now confirmed to be COVID-19.

Easy Reader News was the first to report on the health scare, which stems from the event on March 8. Brooks, who has since tested positive for COVID-19, told the News that she cautioned event-goers to stay home if they felt sick in any way, and advised in a message to attendees that they keep a respectful distance throughout the event. 

In the News article, Brooks outlines just how easy it was for so many to fall ill at the event, even with her suggestion to distance while in the same room. “Maybe the virus was passed around by the hors d’oeuvres tray,” she notes, before adding: “There were people mad at me because I didn’t invite them. But they’re not mad at me now.”

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