TAA: President Trump's scheduled Tucson visit postponed following positive COVID-19 test

The President was scheduled to visit AZ October 5 and 6
Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 17:55:18-04

According to a Tucson Airport Authority spokeswoman, President Donald Trump's scheduled Oct. 5 visit to Tucson has been postponed.

Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. He will quarantine at the White House along with First Lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive.

"The understanding we have is the event will be postponed," Tucson Airport Authority spokeswoman Jessie Butler said via email. "We have no further details."

President Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, released the following statement:

“All previously announced campaign events involving the President’s participation are in the process of being moved to virtual events or are being temporarily postponed. In addition, previously announced events involving members of the First Family are also being temporarily postponed. All other campaign events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we will make any relevant announcements in the days ahead. Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for COVID-19, plans on resuming his scheduled campaign events. Any further information about the President will come from the White House.”

Trump was scheduled to hold a campaign rally in Tucson next week.

The President was to give remarks at a 'Make America Great Again' event on Monday, October 5 at Tucson International Airport.

Doors were scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. and the rally was slated to start at 6:30 p.m.

The event listing has not yet been taken down from the campaign's website and it is unclear if the Flagstaff event scheduled for October 6 will be postponed or held virtually.