The National Park Service did not require employees who worked President Trump's Mount Rushmore event yesterday to get tested for coronavirus, according to NPS spokesperson for the incident management team Dana Soehn.
Soehn said face masks were available to all employees who worked the event and using them was recommended at all times when social distancing could not be maintained.
Some NPS staff were seen wearing masks at the event and others were not.
"The NPS is following CDC guidance for health monitoring of the work force. Park management is taking action based on federal and state guidance and specific conditions at each site for phased reopening. [Department of Interior] employees are encouraged to conduct daily self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 using the CDC symptom webpage or the CDC Self-Checker, and to not report to the workplace if they exhibit any symptoms or feeling unwell. None of the Incident Management Team members for the event have reported exhibiting any symptoms or feeling unwell," Soen said.
About the event: President Trump spoke at the event, mentioning the virus just once, at the very top of his remarks, thanking those working to fight it.
Attendees clustered together in stadium seating in front of a patriotic-themed stage for hours before Trump arrived, and people at the top of the amphitheater sat in rows of folding chairs that were tied together with zip ties — preventing any social distancing.