Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19

Once I’ve reached the end of my quarantine, I look forward to speaking with Rhode Islanders and members of the media about our vision for a seamless transition and strong COVID response. Until then, I will continue to follow the guidance of the Department of Health which is intended to keep all Rhode Islanders safe.”
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Lt. Governor Daniel McKee will quarantine after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, his team announced on Saturday.

According to a release, McKee tested negative on Saturday in addition to having no symptoms.  He is quarantining at home and will continue to be tested.

McKee is set to carry out his responsibilities remotely until his quarantine ends on January 12.

Lt. Gov. McKee released the following statement regarding his quarantine.

“No one is above the rules of quarantine. As a state official, I am committed to modeling the kind of response to this virus that I hope all Rhode Islanders would have. I will continue to meet with public health leaders and receive other critical briefings remotely. Once I’ve reached the end of my quarantine, I look forward to speaking with Rhode Islanders and members of the media about our vision for a seamless transition and strong COVID response. Until then, I will continue to follow the guidance of the Department of Health which is intended to keep all Rhode Islanders safe.”

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