WASHINGTON (RNS) — At least two faith leaders, including one of President Donald Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisers, have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a White House Rose Garden ceremony and a separate evangelical gathering in Washington, D.C.
A number of other high-profile Christian leaders were also at one or both events. Some have since chosen to quarantine out of precaution, but others continue to travel and even to preach in front of their congregations.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, who was present at the Rose Garden event, announced his positive test on Friday (Oct. 2) and is quarantining.
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, also in attendance at the Rose Garden ceremony, confirmed Monday (Oct. 5)