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Nevada lieutenant governor 'prepared to assist' Gov. Sisolak amid COVID-19 quarantine

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 21:21:57-05

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Nevada's governor said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and the state's lieutenant governor says she is ready to assist.

Gov. Steve Sisolak's office reported the governor's positive test was part of a regular testing protocol in Carson City and a rapid test provided a positive result.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tests positive for COVID-19

Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall said she sends her support to the governor and his family. She also shared the following statement:

"Today I have been in communication with the Governor and his office regarding his most recent Covid-19 test, which was positive. I am pleased to hear that the Governor is in good health and is not experiencing any symptoms. As Lieutenant Governor, I am ready and prepared to assist as necessary, and will continue to be in regular contact with the Governor and his staff throughout this time. My family, my office and I send all our support to the Governor and his family."

The governor's office said in line with the CDC guidelines and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the governor will isolate and continue to monitor his symptoms while remaining in contact with staff and working remotely.