Governor Lamont Tests Positive for Covid-19

On Thursday, Governor Lamont’s director of communications Max Reiss issued a statement saying that earlier in the day the Governor took a regularly-scheduled Covid-19 rapid self-test and it showed a positive diagnosis, which was later confirmed with a second rapid self-test.

“He is currently awaiting the results of a PCR test,” Reiss said. “Our office has also conducted contact tracing to identify and inform close contacts.”

Reiss said the Governor was feeling well and was not experiencing any symptoms.

“He is grateful that he is receiving protection from the second booster shot he received last week,” Reiss added.

Per CDC guidance and out of an abundance of caution, the governor will quarantine at home for the next five days and not attend any in-person events or meetings.

Reiss said Lamont would continue to monitor himself for symptoms and will take another PCR test in several days.

“The governor continues to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and receive their boosters in order to protect themselves and their loved ones,” Reiss added.