As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, as well as right here in Maine, the state’s Governor made a surprising announcement on social media yesterday.
Governor Janet Mills posted a video on her Facebook page yesterday, announcing that she will be quarantining through December 12th, following a likely exposure to the virus. She recently had close contact with a member of her security team, who tested positive this week.
In the video, Mills says that she is feeling fine, and currently showing no symptoms. But by quarantining, she is doing exactly what she has been encouraging other Mainers to do who find themselves in a similar situation.
According to Channel 8 WMTW, Mills will be taking a COVID-19 test tomorrow, which will mark five days since the likely exposure which is within the recommended time period for testing after potential exposure given the number of days it can take the virus to reproduce and be detected, if present. The Office of the Governor will announce those results when they are available.