Gov. Lujan Grisham self-quarantines after possible COVID-19 exposure

Coronavirus New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Monday she is temporarily self-quarantined after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, a custodial staff member of the governor’s residence reported feeling unwell on Oct. 1 and was immediately sent for a COVID-19 test and tested positive. The governor’s office says Gov. Lujan Grisham received a COVID-19 test on Oct. 2 and the test result was negative. At this time, the governor shows no symptoms of COVID-19.

The staff member who wore a facemask at all times had worked on the personal side of the governor’s residence, but did not come into personal contact with the governor. The governor’s fiancé, Manny Cordova, also tested negative and shows no symptoms of COVID-19.

According to the news release, the governor’s office and New Mexico Department of Health determined 37 individuals – including all other residence staff members, the governor’s security detail, and governor’s office and administration staff – were either at the governor’s residence or were potentially in the presence of the infected worker over the course of last week. The 37 individuals were tested Friday or over the weekend and had negative test results.

According to the news release, the governor and other possible contacts are scheduled to receive another COVID-19 test Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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