Mar-a-Lago to partially reopen after coronavirus shutdown

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club will reopen its restaurant and pools this weekend, according to an email to members obtained by The Washington Post.

The email says the resort’s Beach Club restaurant, pool and whirlpool will reopen Saturday, the Post reported. Members will be required to practice social distancing.

The hotel and main dining room will remain closed.

Mar-a-Lago has been closed for two months under Florida’s stay-at-home order meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Trump has not visited Mar-a-Lago during the pandemic. Florida’s stay-at-home order expired April 30. 

The resort in April furloughed more than 150 employees that had worked mainly in positions interacting with guests.

“There’s no income coming in,” Trump said at the time. “But you can’t have, you know, many hundreds of employees standing around doing nothing. There’s no customer. You’re not allowed to have a customer.”

He added that he felt “badly.”

The Trump Organization, which runs Mar-a-Lago, also reportedly cut staff from hotels and resorts in New York and Washington, D.C.

Trump National Doral in Miami recently reopened to golfers, with restrictions.

Tags Coronavirus Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach, Florida The Trump Organization

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