Update: In remarks on Thursday afternoon, Governor DeWine shared, “I don’t know where I got it. Frankly, we just can’t figure it out.” Dewine shared that he intended to undertake his regular duties while in quarantine at his Cedarville home. “I feel fine,” the Governor said, noting that he had had a headache today.
Later, the Governor announced that a second test had yielded a negative result:
UPDATE: In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative. pic.twitter.com/0Ixap90mJg
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) August 7, 2020
Our original story is below:
Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19.
The test came as a part of standard procedures before DeWine was to greet President Trump Thursday morning at Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport.
The Governor has no symptoms at this time, according to a news release.
In a tweet (see below), DeWine indicated that he will be quarantining from home for the next 14 days.
As part of the standard protocol to greet President Trump on the tarmac in Cleveland, I took a COVID test. I tested positive. I have no symptoms at this time. I’m following protocol and will quarantine at home for the next 14 days.
— Mike DeWine (@MikeDeWine) August 6, 2020