The Communications Director for the Trump Campaign Tim Murtaugh says six of his advance team have tested for COVID-19.
The six members were part of the teams organising a rally in Tulsa this weekend for President Donald Trump.
The staff had been seen in Tulsa ahead of the Saturday's event.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend despite warnings from health officials against large gathering due to COVID-19.
“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, said Tim Murtaugh.
“No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today's rally or near attendees and elected officials,” he added.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.