Hicks traveled with Trump to his debate with Biden on Tuesday and Wednesday at a Minnesota rally. Trump’s entourage entered the debate room without face liners, or removed them as they sat down and turned down an offer of masks from a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, which was hosting the event.
Biden’s guests wore masks.
Hicks was seen riding unmasked in a staff van on Tuesday with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, campaign adviser Jason Miller, and others.
When they returned to Washington on Tuesday, Stephen Miller and Hicks were seen sharing an umbrella as they exited Air Force One in the rain. Miller’s wife Katie Miller – Vice President Mike Pence’s press officer – recovered from Covid-19 earlier this year.
Hicks fell ill in Minnesota on Wednesday and was quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight, according to people familiar with the matter. She tested positive for the virus on Thursday.