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Gov. Lamont, top aides self-quarantine after chief communications director tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Ned Lamont and his top aides are self-quarantining after Communications Director Max Reiss tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2020, 11:51 PM

Updated 1,310 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont and his top aides are self-quarantining after Communications Director Max Reiss tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.
It is the first known case within the Office of the Governor.
Reiss is not showing any symptoms and is now at home in quarantine.
The administration's senior staff and Lamont have been getting tested twice a week, and contact tracing is underway.
The governor's Chief of Staff Paul Mounds said in a statement, "We are taking this case seriously and observing all protocols to keep the governor, his family, and all of our staff members and their families safe. This is a clear reminder that everyone must continue to take proper steps to mitigate the spread of the virus. We must continue to wear masks, socially distance, and avoid large gatherings."
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal say they are both self-isolating as a precaution after attending events with Lamont and his staff, although they both said they did not have 'close contact' with the infected staffer.



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