The Trump re-election campaign offices will remain closed through at least April 24, after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued statewide guidelines for nonessential businesses to close amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Fox News has learned.
Trump campaign staffers were informed last night that its offices in Arlington, Va. — where the bulk of the re-election operation is based — will stay closed through the end of next month. Employees are being asked to continue to work from home, which they have been doing for the last two weeks.
A senior campaign official told Fox News that they “had no choice” after Northam’s order.
“Our lawyers advised it could be a misdemeanor to fail to comply,” another senior staffer explained.
Northam followed suit of governors in New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut in implementing orders that encouraged residents to stay home and work from home when possible, and closed nonessential businesses.
But the Trump campaign has insisted that the COVID-19 pandemic is having minimal impact on its ability to connect with