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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, First Lady test negative for COVID-19

Gov. Eric Holcomb
Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 17:03:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb have tested negative for COVID-19, the governor's office announced Friday.

The Governor and First Lady began quarantining on Tuesday after several members of their security detail tested positive for COVID-19 and they were determined to be close contacts of the infected individuals.

Both received an Abbott rapid test and a nasopharyngeal PCR test and had negative results on both, the governor's office said. They are doing well and are not experiencing symptoms.

Upon the advice of Indiana State 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. They will continue their 14-day quarantine and can resume a normal schedule with vigilance about masking and social distancing on Dec. 1.