Governor Lamont tests positive for COVID-19

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (official portrait)

Governor Lamont has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, according to a statement, released by Max Reiss, director of communications for the governor. He is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently isolating at home for the next five days, per CDC guidelines.

The positive result came after his regularly-scheduled rapid self-test and was confirmed later with a second rapid test. He is now awaiting the results of a PCR test for further confirmation.

Governor Lamont received his second booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine last week, which he credits for being asymptomatic during this infection.

“[Governor Lamont] is feeling good and not experiencing any symptoms, and he is grateful that he is receiving protection from the second booster shot he received last week,” said Max Reiss, in today’s statement. “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. He will 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.”

Governor Lamont also took to twitter to speak to his constituents directly. “I feel good and I’m not experiencing any symptoms. We’ve done contact tracing to let people know. Thankfully I’m double boosted and I encourage everyone to get your vaccine and boosters if eligible,” tweeted the governor.

Governor Lamont is the second high-profile politician to test positive for COVID-19 today. Earlier, it was reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for the virus and she was also so far asymptomatic.

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