Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Republican governor was quarantining in his home with mild symptoms, his office said in a statement.
Dunleavy began to isolate himself after learning Sunday he had been in close contact with someone who had the virus. He got tested that same day and his results came back negative.
He had been feeling well until Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, he tested again, and the resulte was positive, according to Dunleavy’s office.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and the governor’s attending physician are monitoring him.
Meanwhile, Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes also tested positive for the contagious bug.
Committee hearings were canceled for Thursday, and Stutes warned her colleagues not to enter the state Capitol unless it was necessary.
With Post wires