Dozens of Secret Service agents have been asked to quarantine as a security measure after President TrumpDonald John Trump: Trump rally triggers quarantine of dozens of Republican Secret Service agents: Trump needs new plan Trump faces ObamaCare court deadline as political terrain changes MOREThe campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, according to multiple reports.
A police official told CNN that the number of quarantined officers is in the “low” number of dozens. The move was first reported by the Washington Post.
Before the event, the president’s campaign confirmed that six members of his advanced team tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Tulsa. Two other employees tested positive after the event.
Two of the initial six employees included two Secret Service employees, according to The Washington Post.
A source told CNN that Dallas and Houston agents who worked on the campaign were warned beforehand that they would have to be quarantined after returning home.
The Secret Service field office in Tulsa organized a test session at a hospital to determine if area agents and some local officials were infected with COVID-19, the Washington Post reported.
“The US Secret Service continues to be prepared and staffed to carry out all duties as necessary. Any implication that the agency is unprepared or unable to execute our mission would be inaccurate,” said Catherine Milhoan, Communications Director of the US Secret Service. USA Hill on Wednesday.
“To protect the privacy of our employees’ health information and for operational security, the Secret Service does not publish how many of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, nor how many of its employees were, or are currently, quarantined” . She continued.
Most of those attending Saturday’s demonstration chose not to wear face masks, and no social distancing measures were applied. Attendees received temperature controls and hand sanitizer before entering the BOK Center, where the rally took place.
Last week, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed health concerns before the rally inside, saying attendees would take “personal risk.”
The rally attracted less than 6,200 people, according to the Tulsa Fire Department.
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