After learning that Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was tested for the virus out of an abundance of caution.
The governor's office announced Thursday that Gov. Holcomb had tested negative for the virus.
Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Chief Medical Officer for the Indiana State Department of Health, several members of the Governor’s Office, and several members of the state department of health were also tested out of an abundance of caution.
The Governor, Dr. Weaver, and staff members received both an Abbott rapid test and a nasopharyngeal PCR test, and all had negative results on both.
“Janet and I are wishing Dr. Box and her family a speedy recovery,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The coronavirus does not discriminate, and this further highlights the importance of wearing masks and social distancing.”
While Dr. Box will be in quarantine for 14 days, the governor's office says that Dr. Box and Dr. Weaver have advised Gov. Holcomb that he can resume his normal schedule with vigilance about masking and social distancing.