Gov. Lee to quarantine with first lady after security detail develops COVID-19

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is quarantining with the First Lady after one of his security detail members tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor has tested negative and feels well, but decided to quarantine for the sake of others until further notice.

Current protocols in the governor’s office include masks and social distancing. No other staff are believed to be positive at this time.

Below is the statement from the governor’s office:

“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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