6 Trump Staffers in Tulsa Tested Positive for Coronavirus Before Rally

Eldis Sula
June 22, 2020 - 11:45 am
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    Six campaign staffers for President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus before his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, the Trump campaign said.

    The campaign said staffers who tested positive would not be at the rally, according to NBC, who first reported the story.

    In a statement, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said "per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented."

    He added: “No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today's rally or near attendees and elected officials.”

    NBC additionally reported that of the six staffers, two were Secret Service agents.

    The Tulsa rally is Trump’s first since March 2. According to Murtaugh, hundreds of tests were performed before the rally.

    The campaign maintains that it is taking necessary precautions to prevent a rise in cases.

    "As previously announced, all rally attendees are given temperature checks before going through security, at which point they are given wristbands, face masks and hand sanitizer,” Murtaugh said.

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