Governor Dunleavy tests positive for COVID-19
February 28, 2021
On Sunday morning (February 22), the Governor had been identified as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. He was feeling well and tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday morning but immediately quarantined to reduce his possible exposure to others. He had been feeling well until Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, he tested again, and this time tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Because the Governor has been in quarantine during his infectious period, there are no known close contacts at this time. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and the Governor’s attending physician are monitoring him and will provide the public with updates as needed.
Thursday, Governor Dunleavy gave Alaskans an update on FaceBook on his health and well-being following the positive COVID-19 test result he received Wednesday. Dunlevy wrote, "I have experienced some mild flu-like symptoms since Tuesday night, but overall am in good shape and high spirits. Dr. Zink and my personal physician are providing excellent care and attention – while recommending I get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep up my vitamin intake. "
"Since Sunday, I’ve remained quarantined at home, though I continue to carry on my work remotely. I want to thank all the Alaskans who have sent me encouraging messages, prayers, and well-wishes for a speedy recovery. For all those who have had or currently have COVID, I know it’s not pleasant or easy," wrote Dunleavy.
Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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