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Gov. Holcomb Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Recent Exposure

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and his wife, First Lady Janet Holcomb, both tested negative for COVID-19 after recently being exposed to the virus.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 4:40 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 4:42 PM

The office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Friday that Gov. Holcomb and his wife, First Lady Janet Holcomb have both tested negative for COVID-19.

Gov. Holcomb and his wife began quarantining on Tuesday after being identified as close contacts of several members of their security detail who tested positive for the virus.

After quarantining for several days, the Governor and First Lady received both an Abbott rapid test and a nasopharyngeal PCR test, and had negative results on both.

Per the advice of Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the Governor and First Lady will not be tested again unless they develop symptoms.

The Holcomb's will continue their 14-day quarantine and can resume a normal schedule with vigilance about masking and social distancing on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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