President Donald Trump will travel to Mount Rushmore for an early Independence Day Party to revive the tradition of July Fourth fireworks over the memorial.
The decision comes after the government’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci warned of a spike in daily coronavirus cases. “We’re headed back in a very strong fashion … and I think we are going to be very good with the coronavirus,” Trump said. According to sources social distancing won’t be required at the event. South Dakota, the home of Mount Rushmore hasn’t been hit as hard by the coronavirus however, that may change soon. Also Read– Iran asks interpol to detain Trump in arrest warrant
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According to sources, none of the National PArk Service staff preparing for the Mount Rushmore event which Trump plans to attend were required to wear masks or undergo testing.
Thousands of people have reserved seats for the event. More than 7,500 people have reserved tickets for the Mount Rushmore fireworks event where they will be provided with face masks but not required to wear them.
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Cheryl Schreier, the superintendent of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial said she is worried the fireworks event could become a hot spot for the virus to spread. She added that the amphitheater can only hold 2,500 people and the remaining attendees will be in the spillover area making it difficult to adhere to social distancing rules.