4 people at RNC in Charlotte test positive for COVID, as GOP defends safety measures
Two attendees and two local support staff at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte tested positive for COVID-19, Mecklenburg County and GOP officials announced Friday.
The disclosures come after county health officials raised concerned about a lack of social distancing and mask wearing during the business meeting of the RNC on Monday — despite strict coronavirus protocols that were supposed to be followed. The GOP is defending the safety procedures it had it place.
Local health officials said the county instructed those who were infected to isolate immediately, and people who came in close contact with them should also quarantine themselves. A county spokeswoman did not immediately respond to questions on whether such orders were followed.