In a development that is likely to increase concerns about the safety of the massive indoor event, six staffers working on Trump’s campaign rally have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the campaign 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,”
No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally or near attendees and elected officials.
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.”
Public health officials have raised concerns for several days that the rally could become a “super spreader” event because it will involve thousands of people standing shoulder to shoulder inside an area, the BOK Center in Tulsa.
Meanwhile, the hashtag #coronapalooza has been trending… and sending Twitter into mock-glee/concern.
have fun at Coronapalooza, everyone!— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 19, 2020
hey, it would be a real shame if #Coronapalooza trended all weekend
Trump is the virus. #Coronapalooza— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) June 19, 2020
I’m so jealous of all those lucky bastards who scored tickets to Trump’s #Coronapalooza Super Spreader Rally in Tulsa. They’re gonna have herd immunity coming out the wazoo! Fine looking bunch too. pic.twitter.com/OCTEFSmFsb— Mean Lean Meme Marine (@zaharako) June 20, 2020
And Paul Rudnick had Ivanka wondering…
Can I go to Tulsa and sit in the limo? Why isn’t the book about Melania called Ivanka’s Evil Stepmother? Is Kayleigh me if I was poor? Do my huge hands prove I’m not my Dad’s child? Can I trademark the vaccine as Ivankaquine? Can we give my Dad’s voters masks and breath mints? pic.twitter.com/1IYG43yuvV— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) June 20, 2020
(via USA Today)