Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Monday announced he will self-quarantine for a period of 14 days after learning he had contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Governor was informed of the contact early Monday morning and has not left his home since.
The Governor says he’s going to use the situation to lead by example.
A member of the Governor’s security detail tested positive for COVID-19 late Sunday.
While the Governor is not showing any symptoms, he will begin his self-quarantine today and continue through Monday, April 6.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that individuals who have a known contact with COVID-19 self-quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure to avoid accidentally spreading the virus.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says husband John Besser has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The former presidential candidate said Besser began feeling sick when she was in Minnesota and he was in Washington. She said he immediately quarantined himself.
She said he sought a test and chest X-ray after he began coughing up blood, and was checked into a Virginia hospital with “very low oxygen levels which really haven’t improved.” She said he now has pneumonia and is on oxygen but not a ventilator.
Klobuchar said her doctor had advised her not to get a test.