Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) — QuikTrip announced it will close locations in the downtown area where President Donald Trump is holding a rally at the BOK Center this Saturday.
“Due to a very fluid situation, for possible safety concerns we will temporarily close down some locations in the downtown area,” said Mike Thornbrugh, spokesperson for QT.
Ti’Amo Italian Ristorante will close its downtown location on Saturday out of concern for employees.
The owner, Medhi Khezri, says he is more concerned about COVID-19 than about violence.
“There are gonna be thousands of people coming in. We don’t know where they are coming from, where they have been,” said Khezri. “I just do not want to take the risk of the virus being transmitted to any of our employees or our guests here in town.”
The Tulsa County Courthouse will close on Friday because of road closures and security measures ahead of the president’s arrival.
That is a setback for attorney Mike Manning, who is still catching up on cases from the COVID-19 delays.
“We are just about to get back rolling, so for me, it is another one of those inconvenient setbacks. I had a few things scheduled for Friday but you have to take the punches and roll with them I guess,” said Manning.