Two Trump Campaign Staffers Who Attended Tulsa Rally Test Positive For COVID

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The two new infections follow six campaign staffers testing positive for the coronavirus last week ahead of the rally.

Axios reported on Monday that two Trump campaign staffers who attended President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa over the weekend have tested positive for the coronavirus.

  • The campaign said both staffers wore masks during the entire event.
  • Tim Murtaugh, the campaign’s communications director, said in a statement:

"After another round of testing for campaign staff in Tulsa, two additional members of the advance team tested positive for the coronavirus. These staff members attended the rally but were wearing masks during the entire event. Upon the positive tests, the campaign immediately activated established quarantine and contact tracing protocols."

  • News of the new confirmed cases among Trump campaign staff follows reports that six staffers tested positive for the virus last week, ahead of the rally.
  • Axios noted that Trump’s rally drew in thousands of supporters, though far fewer than the campaign initially expected.
  • The report also noted that “Health officials, including several in Tulsa, had urged the campaign to delay the rally, warning of the risk of spreading the virus.”

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