Gov. McKee tests positive for COVID-19

McKee speaking at a press conference. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee announced he tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday night.

“Late yesterday evening, Governor McKee tested positive for COVID-19. He only has minor symptoms because he is vaccinated and twice boosted,” a spokesperson wrote in a statement Sunday.

The spokesperson said Sunday that McKee has started taking antiviral medication Paxlovid and is isolating for five days and working remotely.

“The Governor is in good spirits and is grateful for the support of his family and staff. He looks forward to getting back to work in person, meeting with constituents and keeping Rhode Island’s economic momentum going,” said the spokesperson.

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