Governor announces security team member positive for COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Lee confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a member of his security detail has tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Bill Lee

In a statement Wednesday, Gov. Lee says he is feeling well and has tested negative for COVID-19. However, out of an abundance of caution, Gov. Lee is quarantining at home with First Lady Maria Lee.

The full statement from the Governor’s office reads:

“Today, a member of the Governor’s Executive Security Detail has tested positive for COVID-19. Gov. Lee is feeling well and has tested negative for COVID-19 but out of an abundance of caution, he is quarantining at home with the First Lady until further notice. Governor’s Office protocol requires masks and social distancing and no staff are believed to be positive at this time. The regularly scheduled, in-person press briefing will be canceled and Gov. Lee will provide an update to reporters by phone this afternoon with Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey.”

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