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LIVE BLOG: Two more Trump staffers test positive for COVID-19 after Tulsa rally, says CNN

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 17:07:36-04

June 22nd
3:54 p.m.

According to CNN, Trump's campaign says two more staffers who attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa have tested positive for COVID-19.

June 21st
12:45 p.m.
The Tulsa Fire Department confirmed the crowd at the BOK Center for President Trump's rally was just under 6,200.

Sunday morning Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum posted on his official Facebook page to thank Tulsans for coming together as a community.

June 20th
10:15 p.m.
Juneteenth street party in the Greenwood District, protesters from the rally walked to the area but peacefully dispersed.

9:55 p.m.
Several 2 Works for You reporters are in downtown Tulsa with updates on the crowds in different areas, including Greenwood District and 4th and Boulder.

Downtown protests amid Pres. rally
Greenwood District amid President rally
Downtown Tulsa after Trump rally
Crowds gather downtown for Trump rally

9:30 p.m.
Tulsa police used pepper balls on protesters near 4th & Boulder to clear the road for traffic.

9:00 p.m.
Tulsa police said there are several groups protesting downtown and overall they have all been peaceful.

8:58 p.m.
President Trump's rally speech ends.

8:05 p.m.
People leaving the BOK Center as Trump rally continues inside.

WATCH video below:

People leaving BOK Center as Trump rally continues

7:08 p.m.
One person arrested outside of President Trump's rally.

WATCH below for 2 Works for You's Erin Conrad details on the arrest and protesters outside the BOK Center.

Protesters gather in downtown Tulsa

6:30 p.m.
Vice President Pence addressed the crowd at the BOK Center.

6:18 p.m.
President Trump's campaign manager commented on the smaller than expected crowds:

“President Trump is rallying in Tulsa with thousands of energetic supporters, a stark contrast to the sleepy campaign being run by Joe Biden from his basement in Delaware. Sadly, protesters interfered with supporters, even blocking access to the metal detectors, which prevented people from entering the rally. Radical protesters, coupled with a relentless onslaught from the media, attempted to frighten off the President’s supporters. We are proud of the thousands who stuck it out.”

2 Works for You is working to confirm these statements.

Campaign Officials say smaller crowd for rally due to protesters, media coverage

6:08 p.m.
President Donald Trump arrived in Tulsa. State and local leaders greeted him at the plane. Sen. Jim Inhofe and the president hugged as they said hello.

Trump is en route to the arena.

WATCH President Trump as he arrived in Tulsa:

President Trump arrives at Tulsa airport

5:40 p.m.
CNN confirmed that the president and vice president will not be speaking to the crowd outside as previously announced.

5:30 p.m.
Rally began at the BOK Center with speeches from Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado and former senate candidate T.W. Shannon.

4 p.m.
Conversations with the supporters and protesters grew heated, but remained calm.

3 p.m.
Protesters started marching near 4th and Boulder shouting "Black Lives Matter."

Demonstrators in downtown Tulsa before Trump rally

2:45 p.m

EMSA issued a medical heat alert after responding to 5 heat related calls in the Tulsa area. They urge people to take precautions if they have to be outside.

1 p.m.

NBC news reports several members of the advance team that visited Tulsa to plan President Trump's rally tested positive for COVID-19

Tulsa police arrested one person Saturday morning for obstruction as people crowded downtown for the president's arrival.

President Donald Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence, will appear in Tulsa on Saturday evening at a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally at the BOK Center at 7 p.m.

Visitors downtown will be greeted by a baby Trump balloon that is on the roof of The Shrine at 18th and Boston.

The state health department announced 331 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in Saturday morning's report.

The BOK Center venue is expected to be maximum capacity -- that's about 19,000 people. Officials say overflow will be going to the Cox Business Center. Crowds of thousands are expected in the city.

READ MORE: BOK Center asks President Trump's campaign for details on health precautions

President Trump tweeted Thursday warning protesters, and others, prior to the rally in Tulsa.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum posted on Facebook urging Tulsans to think about community during this weekend's rallies.

The City of Tulsa released extensive traffic and logistic plans Thursday ahead of Juneteenth events and President Donald Trump's campaign rally this weekend. City officials said pedestrian access on Saturday in the closed-off areas around the BOK Center is limited to rally ticket holders.

READ MORE: City officials release traffic, logistic plans ahead of weekend events

2 Works for You will be covering Trumps rally starting at Noon on Saturday throughout the remainder of the evening. Click here to see how you can stay up-to-date on all platforms at all times.

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