Biden to get tested Friday morning following Trump's positive test

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE will be tested for the coronavirus on Friday morning, just hours after President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE revealed that he and the first lady tested positive, according to a source close to the Biden campaign.

Biden and Trump were both on the debate stage Tuesday night in Cleveland. Neither candidate wore a mask during the indoor event, but they were positioned more than six feet apart.

News of the coronavirus spreading through the White House broke Thursday after Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE, a top aide to the president, tested positive for the virus. Hicks was onboard Air Force One with the president and several other White House aides for the trip to Cleveland as well as a trip to Minnesota on Wednesday for a campaign rally.


CNN, which first reported that Biden would be tested Friday morning, reported that a journalist who was also onboard Air Force One and scheduled to travel with the Biden campaign on Friday was asked not to join the press pool accompanying the former vice president.

Biden said on Sept. 4 that he'd been tested at least once for COVID-19 and would be tested regularly throughout the remainder of the campaign.

--Updated at 8:47 a.m.