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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 17:03:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb are in quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19, the governor's office announced late Tuesday.

According to a statement from the governor's office, several members of Holcomb's security detail have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box advised the Governor and First Lady to quarantine beginning today. Both are considered close contacts and will be tested later this week.

The Indiana State Health Department will perform contact tracing for the Governor, First Lady and the security detail.

Dr. Box and Dr. Lindsay Weaver will lead Wednesday's scheduled update on COVID-19 efforts in the state and Gov. Holcomb will join by phone.