TULSA, Okla. — The BOK Center is asking President Trump's campaign for details on health precautions prior to the rally on Saturday.
The BOK Center is taking their own precautions ahead of the rally, officials said on Thursday.
The rally is planned for Saturday night. The venue is expected to be maximum capacity -- that's about 19,000 people.
Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, officials with the BOK Center have requested the Trump campaign to provide details on of their plans about health precautions being under taken for the rally. Previously, organizers announced all attendees will get a temperature check, get a mask and hand sanitizer upon entering the arena.
BOK Center officials also detailed some of the precautions being taken on their end to keep employees and attendees safe:
- Encourage all attendees to remain masked throughout the duration of the event until they exit the building
- Signs reminding attendees of precautions will be placed throughout the building
- All building staff will be tested, temperature-checked and provided with personal protection equipment
- Venue will be cleaned and disinfected repeatedly throughout the event, with special emphasis on high touch areas
- Plexiglass partitions placed at all concession locations
- 400 hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building for attendee and employee use
The Trump campaign's Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh issued the following statement regarding the BOK Center's letter:
We’ve received a letter from arena management and we’re reviewing it. We take safety seriously, which is why we’re doing temperature checks for everyone attending, and providing masks and hand sanitizer. This will be a Trump rally, which means a big, boisterous, excited crowd. We don’t recall the media shaming demonstrators about social distancing - in fact the media were cheering them on.
The "Make America Great Again" rally will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in attendance.
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