Trump campaign staff required to get coronavirus tests after eight sickened at Tulsa rally
President Trump campaign staffers who attended Saturday’s Tulsa rally are reportedly being required to get tested for the coronavirus.
Staff were directed to be tested over the weekend before they can be allowed to return to work on Monday, according to an email obtained by ABC News on Friday.
The email outlined that staffers who were in Tulsa “are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test this weekend.”
The campaign is setting up a “remote COVID-19 testing site” for its workers to be testing on Sunday, according to the email.
Eight staffers have already tested positive for the virus and dozens more have been working while in self-quarantine since returning from Oklahoma.
Trump pressed on with the rally despite the ongoing pandemic and against the wishes of local officials.
The campaign gave out masks to attendees for free, but many in the crowd of more than 6,000 declined to wear them — as has the president himself.
Attendees were required to sign a promise not to sue if they catch the virus.
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