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Governor Holcomb Tests Negative For COVID-19

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Health, Politics
Gov. Eric Holcomb took a COVID-19 test after State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box announced she was positive. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Gov. Eric Holcomb took a COVID-19 test after State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box announced she was positive. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Gov. Eric Holcomb has tested negative for COVID-19.

Holcomb, members of his staff and State Department of Health staff got tested Wednesday after State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box announced she was positive for the virus.

All those tests came back negative.

According to state health officials, Holcomb and government staff were not considered close contacts of Box’s because they had followed social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. The tests were done out of “an abundance of caution.”

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Dr. Box will quarantine for 14 days. But she advised Holcomb that he can resume his normal schedule, while continuing to observe social distancing and mask-wearing best practices.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.