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Gov. Lamont to tighten COVID-19 testing among staff after president is infected

Gov. Ned Lamont says President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19 is “a wake-up call.”

News 12 Staff

Oct 3, 2020, 12:17 AM

Updated 1,356 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont says President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19 is “a wake-up call.”
He says if the virus can reach the most protected man in the world, it can infect anybody.
The governor says he plans to tighten up testing protocols among his own staff.
"I've been getting tested regularly, every two to three weeks, for some months now,” says Lamont. “My staff is going to get tested more regularly than they have in the past."
Gov. Lamont says his office will now move to a formal testing policy for staff members but did not release any details.
He and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will also do indoor events separately.
In Congress, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the impact of the president’s diagnosis is still uncertain.
"We'll have to see how much the president is actually affected by his testing positive…There are a lot of unknowns here," says Blumenthal.
White House officials have said President Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” from the virus. He tested positive for COVID-19 soon after his adviser Hope Hicks, of Greenwich, did.
Gov. Lamont served as a selectman with her father, Paul Hicks, in the late 1980s.


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