Six Trump Campaign Staffers In Tulsa Test Positive For Coronavirus Ahead Of Rally
Six members of President Donald Trump's campaign team have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his first campaign rally in months.
According to Fox News, even though Trump's team has performed "hundreds of tests" and implemented strict quarantine procedures, six team members have tested positive for the coronavirus. Campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh says none of the infected staffers will be at or around the rally in the 19,000-seat Tulsa arena.
Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented. No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally or near attendees and elected officials.
This news comes as Trump, along with the White House and the president's campaign team have been sharply criticized for hosting an event of such magnitude while COVID-19 numbers continue to see a significant rise across the country. There was a 100% spike in Tulsa alone just this past week which was the highest in the state of Oklahoma.
Despite the growing numbers, President Trump's team has remained adamant that they are "taking enough precautions."
As previously announced, all rally attendees are given temperature checks before going through security, at which point they are given wristbands, facemasks and hand sanitizer
Thousands of Trump supporters are on hand, some camping out for days to guarantee their spot in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center that is predicted to sell out, making this the largest gathering by far since the coronavirus pandemic brought our country to a halt back in March.
Masks nor distancing will be required to attend the rally.