Oklahoma Department Of Health Encourages COVID-19 Testing For Anyone Attending A Large Gathering


Wednesday, June 17th 2020, 7:13 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


TULSA -

The Oklahoma Department of Health is encouraging anyone going to President Trump's rally this weekend to get tested for COVID-19 before and after the event.

The key thing the commissioner says to do is plan ahead.

If you plan on attending the rally, a protest, or any of the large gatherings happening downtown this weekend then the state encourages you to get tested at one of Oklahoma's 80 free COVID-19 testing sites.

One place offering that testing is the Tulsa County Health Department.

You can also call the Community Service Council's 211 hotline to get testing site locations.

The health commissioner is also advising people to minimize social interactions and consider being tested for a second time days after this weekend's gatherings.

Wearing a face covering, using hand sanitizer, not touching your face, and doing your best to keep six-feet of physical distance between others is always encouraged though not easy to do.

If you're 65 years of age or older, or have a temperature above 100 degrees, you are highly encouraged to participate in this weekend's events through a live stream or recording.