McKee continues to work from another location after evaluating favorable for COVID-19


GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE is investing another day in seclusion and working from another location after evaluating favorable for COVID-19 Aug 20./ AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

PROVIDENCE– Gov. Dan J. McKee is investing another day in seclusion and working from another location after evaluating favorable for COVID-19 on Aug 20.

The 71-year-old guv is experiencing small signs and remains in excellent spirits, according to a news release provided Sunday by spokesperson Matt Sheaff. McKee is double enhanced and is taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.

McKee stated on Twitter on Sunday that he would be separating himself for 5 days and anticipated “returning to the workplace with my group quickly.” The Democrat remains in the middle of a main election race with 4 challengers.

The guv had actually been set up to welcome U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona on Monday in Newport. The education secretary remains in the city to talk with education leaders from around New England.

McKee is anticipated to continue working while staying in seclusion. It is his very first time screening favorable given that the pandemic.

” The guv remains in excellent spirits and is grateful for the assistance of his household and personnel. He anticipates returning to operate in individual, conference with constituents and keeping Rhode Island’s financial momentum going,” Sheaff stated.

Sheaff stated the guv’s group will connect to those who might have been exposed over the previous 2 days. Per assistance from the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance, those exposed are motivated to keep track of for signs and test on the 6th day after prospective direct exposure.

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