All four House Members who flew on Air Force One with President Trump this week tested negative for coronavirus on Friday.
Here’s who was on the plane:
- Pete Stauber of Minnesota
- Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota
- Tom Emmer of Minnesota
- Jim Jordan of Ohio
Some background: Administration officials said Friday that Hicks began displaying symptoms on the flight back from the President’s Wednesday rally in Minnesota and was isolated in a separate cabin.
Hicks was seen deplaning Air Force One from a rear set of steps not typically used by the President.
“Social distancing is much easier on Air Force One than any commercial airliner,” said professor Yan Chen of Purdue University, a researcher who studies the airborne spread of coronavirus inside an airliner.
Chen said most passengers do not sit in cramped rows on board the multi-room, highly modified jet, “but complete isolation is very difficult.”