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Wednesday, February 24, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently at his Wasilla home with mild COVID-19 symptoms.

On February 22, Governor Dunleavy was identified as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. At that time Dunleavy reported that he was feeling well but immediately quarantined to reduce his possible exposure to others.

Dunleavy tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday morning, according a to press release, but his health declined Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, Dunleavy tested again, and this time tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and the Governor’s attending physician are monitoring Dunleavy, according to the Governor’s office. Because the Governor has been in quarantine during his infectious period, there are no known close contacts at this time.