Six campaign staffers for President Trump’s campaign tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. The staffers were working together preparing for the rally but were immediately put into quarantine.
Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh stated that all staffers were tested prior to the event so the risk is minimal for any other workers and attendees.
Murtaugh went on to elaborate on the safety measures put in place. “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.”
Obviously mainstream media outlets jumped on the story immediately and blew it out of proportion.
While holding a political rally was a risk in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump remained committed to the idea after the weeks of protests triggered by the death of George Floyd.
It remains to be seen if any of the attendees will contract coronavirus, but with the safety measures in place, it is likely that any transmission will be minimal.
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