And Trump will be there in 7 days.
Courtesy of the Star-Telegraph:
A Whirlpool plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has temporarily closed due to a coronavirus outbreak one week before President Donald Trump will visit the city for a rally.
The factory employs more than 1,600 workers, though it’s not clear how many have been infected with COVID-19, according to KOTV.
Whirlpool plans to re-open early next week and has already completed contact tracing on the infected employees, the company said.
“Any individuals who come in close contact with diagnosed employees have been notified and have been quarantined,” Whirlpool stated. “The plant is regularly cleaned per CDC guidelines and will be cleaned again before re-opening.”
The factory had already been social distancing on its production lines and employees were required to wear masks and have their temperatures taken, according to Whirlpool.
There have been 1,372 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tulsa County, its health department reports, as of Thursday, June 11. The county reported just eight new COVID-19 cases Sunday, but the number jumped to 65 on Monday. There were 47 cases Tuesday and 64 on Wednesday, the health department reported.
Tulsa County now has its highest seven-day average of coronavirus cases since the outbreak began in March, according to the health department.
On Friday there were 222 new Coronavirus cases in Oklahoma with 2 new deaths.
And this is where Trump is planning to gather hundreds of Republican supporters on June 20th and have them crowd together in a poorly ventilated auditorium with no masks.
It’s like the man is drawn to disaster.