Attendees at Trump rally in Janesville will take shuttle buses more than 2 miles
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WKBT) — People who attend President Donald Trump’s rally Saturday at the Janesville airport will have to park more than 2 miles away and take shuttle buses to the event.
The rally is taking place as coronavirus cases soar in Wisconsin, with the state hitting a record daily high of 3,861 for newly reported cases on Friday. It was the third record this week, when hospitalizations also reached an all-time high.
The Badger State also has recorded more than 1,500 coronavirus deaths.
The state also opened a field hospital on Wednesday — a bleak sight on the State Fairgrounds in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis that resembles a wartime medical unit.
The field hospital, built because COVID-19 has overwhelmed the state’s hospitals, has beds ready for 50 patients who need limited care but are not healthy enough to be sent home. At full capacity, the facility will be able to treat up to 530 patients.
The president canceled a campaign stop in Janesville in early October after he and more than two dozen members of his staff and administration tested positive for COVID-19.
Attendees at the rally Saturday will be given temperature checks, masks and access to hand sanitizer, according to the campaign.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Department said attendees will have to park at Blackhawk Technical College about 2.5 miles away and take shuttle buses to the event.
This report contains information from The Associated Press and other wire services.
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