Member of the Governor’s Office Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Gov. Chris Sununu is pictured at his regular news conference Nov. 19 in Concord.

CONCORD – A member of the Governor’s Office tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been in the office since Wednesday of last week, and is feeling fine. 
On Thursday morning, the individual woke up with a fever and immediately began quarantining. Contact tracing was conducted to determine close contacts 48 hours prior to symptoms, and found only one close contact within the Governor’s Office, and they are currently quarantining. 
The Governor was not determined to be a close contact of the individual. While guidance does not require the Governor to quarantine, he will continue to monitor for any symptoms, as well as all other staff in the Governor’s Office. 
“Transparency is paramount in public health crises, and this instance is no exception” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Like many workplaces across the state and country, the State House is not immune. I would like to thank the member of my team for immediately quarantining and following all public health guidance, and wish them good health as they recover from COVID-19.”
In consultation with Public Health, the Governor’s Office informed the Department of Administrative Services to ensure that all commonly touched surfaces within the State House had been sanitized.
The Governor’s Office follows all public health guidelines for workplaces, including wearing masks when socially distancing is not possible.

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