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Governor Beshear In Quarantine After Potential COVID-19 Exposure

Governor Andy Beshear delivering his daily COVID-19 updates Sunday virtually after being potentially exposed to the virus.

Posted: Oct 11, 2020 2:31 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2020 10:25 PM

Governor Andy Beshear delivering his daily COVID-19 updates Sunday virtually after being potentially exposed to the virus.

We're told Governor Beshear and his family were exposed through a member of his security detail who drove with them on Saturday.

The security trooper learned of his positive status later that day.

Beshear and his family were not in contact with anyone else following the exposure.

To ensure the safety of those around him, Beshear says he will quarantine and continue to provide COVID-19 updates virtually.

"Still here. Still providing the information you need because I told you I was going to be here everyday until we got through this," says Gov. Beshear. "We will get through this and we'll get through this together even if we gotta get through a little bit of a quarantine we're going to make it."

Officials say everyone work facial coverings in the vehicle, however the Kentucky Department for Public Health recommends quarantine if an individual is within 6 feet of a positive person for more than 15 minutes.

The Beshear family tested negative for the virus.

They are "feeling well" and currently have no symptoms.

Officials say the Beshear family will be tested regularly and will remain in quarantine until cleared.

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