Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Mike Dunleavy is in self-isolation at his home in the Mat-Su Borough after he was informed Sunday that he was in close contact Saturday with an individual who was later found to be positive for the coronavirus.
After receiving a COVID-19 rapid test, the Governor immediately went into self-isolation. The test result came back Monday morning and was negative, he continues to show no symptoms of the disease.
The Governor is following the self-quarantine procedures set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services by remaining at his residence for a minimum of seven days.
Like so many other Alaskans who have experienced close contact, his office says he will continue to fulfill his duties by teleworking from home and receive additional tests until it is certain he is free of the virus.