Governor in quarantine after some in security team test positive

Gov. Eric Holcomb, shown here in a photo from one of this year's debates, is in quarantine after several members of his security team tested positive for COVID-19. (AP photo)

Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet, are in quarantine after several members of the governor’s security team tested positive for COVID-19.

Holcomb’s office said the governor and first lady are “considered close contacts” and will be tested later this week.

The Indiana State Department of Health will perform the contact tracing for the Holcombs and for their security officers.

The Governor’s Office did not provide any details about the condition of the security officers who tested positive.

The state’s weekly briefing on the pandemic will be led Wednesday by Dr. Kris Box, the commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, and Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the state’s chief medical officer. Holcomb plans to join by phone.

Box tested positive for COVID-19 in October and has since recovered.

Indiana reported 5,541 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. New cases have exceeded 4,000 for 13 straight days and have topped 2,000 for the past 27 days.

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14 thoughts on “Governor in quarantine after some in security team test positive

  1. Shouldn’t we assume all were wearing masks appropriately? How did the detail get it? How come governor would need to quarantine? Doesn’t the mask protect him? It’s not like he was hanging out with me, a non-masker.

    1. No, we definitely should not assume that. Hmmmmm… you’re a “non-masker”. Please think of others and keep to yourself.

    2. Is off-duty in your house non-masked not appropriate? I assume the best in people, especially sworn law officers. If we can’t trust them, can we trust anyone to follow any laws all the time? And if we can’t trust them to follow laws, why is the executive they are protecting making non-law laws (meaning not through legislature)? And I pray, and bet at 99% plus, all make it through fine.

    3. Eric, since it’s only 1% that die, feel free to gather in a large group with your extended family at Thanksgiving and skip the masks. Thoughts and prayers, fella.

  2. With all the protocols in play, social distancing, hand washing, face masks, etc. Most folks playing along and still cases on the rise. Exponentially if you want to believe the media. Perhaps we should accept the fact that this virus must run its course, effect who it may and those people still recover at a 99%+ rate. Let’s get back to normal and forgo this current ‘chicken little’ attitude

    1. Unless over 80% of the population is following the rules properly, it doesn’t make a difference. That’s not even happening where I live now in California, so I know it is definitely not happening in Indiana.

    2. Wesley, well over 80% are following the “rules”. Pew Research, Gallup and HealthDay/Harris polls, and my own eyes. I am the only person without one at Kroger, Costco (though they ended exceptions), Aldi, the library, on and on. Maybe in CA you have the nutcases saying wear it outside. Is that where people are not complying?

    3. Wesley that cleared up a lot of things. Jennifer is a mask shammer and if you don’t fall for the falsae sense of security you need to be cancelled. The progressives they are so tolerant and woke.

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