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Gov. Holcomb, First Lady in Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and his wife, First Lady Janet Holcomb, are currently in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 4:45 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 4:55 PM

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb are currently in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

A press release sent out Tuesday by Gov. Holcomb's office explained that several members of the governor's security detail tested positive for the virus, leading to the governor's quarantine.

Both Gov. Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb were advised to quarantine by Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box.

With the governor and his wife both considered close contacts to the members of the security detail who tested positive, they plan to receive COVID-19 testing later in the week.

As Gov. Holcomb quarantines, Dr. Box and Dr. Lindsay Weaver will lead Wednesday’s weekly COVID-19 briefing with the governor joining by phone.

This isn't the Indiana governor's first possible exposure to the virus. In mid-October, when Dr. Box herself tested positive for the virus, Gov. Holcomb had to quarantine as a precautionary measure - though following that incident, he later tested negative for the virus.


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