Gov. Lee quarantines after a member of his security details tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:55:24-04

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."

First Lady Maria Lee announced she had tested negative for COVID-19.