Arizona officials are scrambling to enact coronavirus health and tracing measures out of abundance of caution following the late Sunday announcement that Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized.
Arizona's state House and Senate have closed down for a week "out of an abundance of caution" after Giuliani visited and met with top state Republican officials,The Arizona Republic reports.
Giuliani held a series of indoor events lobbying to overturn election results in key states, including in Arizona, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. He visited these within the two weeks prior to his COVID-19 confirmation. It was reportedly 48 hours after he returned to D.C. that he learned of his diagnosis.
Giuliani was in Arizona last Monday (Nov.30) at the Pheonix hotel for nearly ten hours at an event in which Republican lawmakers for the state heard testimony of alleged widespread election fraud.
On Monday afternoon President Trump gave a briefing to reporters on Giulliani's condition, saying his personal attorney is doing "very well" and does not have a fever.
"Rudy’s doing well. I just spoke to him. He’s doing very well," Trump told reporters at a White House event where he presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable. "No temperature, and he actually called me early this morning. He was the first call I got. No, he’s doing very well."
The 76-year-old former New York mayor is currently in Georgetown University Hospital after personally confirming the diagnosis on Twitter, saying he's "recovering quickly and keeping up with everything," but without elaborating.
At various times in Arizona a week ago Giulliani appeared to be in close quarters with members of the Arizona Legislature, including for a photo op.
The AZ legislature will be closed all week because of Giuliani’s Covid diagnosis. https://t.co/6Mv1wluIjH— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 7, 2020
Predictably, Giuliani is coming under fire for appearing to not wear a mask at most or all the events he attended in various states of the past two weeks.