President Donald Trump
announced early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. By Friday evening, he was in the hospital with fatigue in what USA Today reports was just a precaution.

As the world awaits updates about their diagnosis and prospects, the news creates a unique set of circumstances for the country. The President of the United States contracting a potentially deadly disease would be a crisis at any time, but having it occur one month before Election Day creates a scenario unprecedented in U.S. history. 

While there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding what will happen in the days and weeks ahead, here are six things the diagnosis could mean if the President were to fall ill with Election Day around the corner: