TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa's Executive Director of the Health Department offering advice ahead of next Friday's Trump rally.
Dr. Bruce Dart admits apprehension over the number of people expected at president Trump's BOK Center rally next week.
“Any large gathering of any nature at this juncture is definitely a concern,” , Dart said during an interview with the KRMG Morning News with Dan Potter.
“In the past week, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in case trends.”
Dr. Bruce Dart tells KRMG increased testing is a small part of the jump, but recent protests and re-opening the economy also play a part.
“All of these things come together I think are right now contributing to our increase in cases.”
Dart understands that many people are excited to see The President, so he’s offering some advice to those who choose to go.
“It’s important you wear a mask. I have no idea if there will be social distancing within the BOK. Pay close attention to hand washing and hygiene.”
Dart tells KRMG fewer than 30 people are currently in Tulsa hospitals with COVID-19.
The event is free, but all access is being handled by the Trump campaign through the Trump campaign's website where people must register to enter.
You can hear the full interview with Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Dr. Bruce Dart here.