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Governor’s Office completes quarantine, no additional COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 15:40:34-04

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Gov. Sisolak’s office announced that no staff members who came into contact with the positive case in the office tested positive for COVID-19 upon the conclusion of the full 14-day quarantine period.

All staff who work in the Governor’s Capitol Office and may have come into contact with the confirmed positive team member were only permitted to return to the office Thursday after the full quarantine period was completed and upon receiving a negative test result via a diagnostic test, following the recommendations of public health officials.

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All staff have tested negative and have returned to the Governor’s offices starting today.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Governor received a COVID-19 test last week and received a negative result. The Governor will be tested regularly going forward, and if a positive result is ever returned on a diagnostic test, it will be reported to the Nevada public.

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The Governor’s Office has followed all public health and safety protocols including temperature checks, wearing face coverings, social distancing and strict hygiene procedures. The office undergoes regular cleaning.

In the event that another staff member of the Governor’s Office returns a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the future, the Governor’s Office will inform the public, but would not disclose the identity of the staff member unless the staff member makes the personal decision to share their personal health information.

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Governor’s Office staff members who may test positive for COVID-19 in the future will continue to participate in all public health protocols, including disease investigation interviews so subsequent contact tracing can occur quickly.