Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has gone into quarantine after a member of his senior staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Max Reiss, Lamont's director of communications, made the announcement Friday night, Oct. 13.
"I don't know how, or where, I contracted COVID-19, but I did," Reiss said in a statement to members of the media. "I shared with several of you that my family was self-quarantining due to an exposure my children had at school."
It's the first known COVID case in Lamont's office.
Lamont's chief of staff, Paul Mounds, said "we are taking this case seriously and observing all protocols to keep the governor, his family, and all of our staff members and their families safe.
“While this is the first case within our administration, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have experienced COVID-19, and thousands of others have lost their lives. Even in an administration with consistent testing of all individuals who interact with the governor on a regular basis and wear masks at all times, this is a reminder that no testing regimen is full-proof."
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