NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Governor Bill Lee is quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure after a member of his security detail tested positive for the virus.
The governor's office released the following statement:
"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."
A quick update to let you know that @MariaLeeTN and I are feeling fine and that we'll be working from home while quarantining. We thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers.— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) October 14, 2020
Tomorrow is a statewide Day of Prayer, and we invite you to join us as we pray for our state. pic.twitter.com/zyNyuLvLO8
First Lady Maria Lee announced she had tested negative for COVID-19.
I’ve tested negative for COVID-19. Bill and I feel well, and we will continue our quarantine for 14 days. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.— First Lady Maria Lee (@MariaLeeTN) October 14, 2020