“None of the Incident Management Team members at the event reported exhibiting any symptoms or feeling unwell,” agency spokesperson Dana Soehn said in a statement Saturday.
CNN reported that some Park Service staff members wore masks and others did not attend Friday’s event in South Dakota. There was no social distancing at the event since the attendees were grouped in the stadium seats.
Soehn said the face masks were available to all Park Service employees who worked at the event and are recommended for use at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Soehn added that the agency is following guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for monitoring the health of the workforce and that Department of Interior employees are encouraged to conduct a Daily self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms using the CDC Symptoms website or the CDC Self-Checker, and not informing the workplace if they have symptoms or feel ill. “
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the president has pushed for large public gatherings, holding a rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and speaking at a crowded church in Arizona. The White House maintains that the President is regularly screened for coronaviruses.
At the Tulsa event, the Trump campaign conducted temperature checks, provided hand sanitizer to attendees, and handed out masks, but did not require people to wear them or social distance during the event.