The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00 am

Holcomb in quarantine after security members test positive

NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb started quarantining Tuesday after several members of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box advised that Holcomb and first lady Janet Holcomb are considered close contacts. Both will be tested this week.

The Indiana State Department of Health will perform contact tracing for the couple, as well as the security detail.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls for close contacts to quarantine 14 days after the last contact with a person who has COVID-19. 

This year, Box contracted COVID-19 and isolated several weeks. 

Box and Dr. Lindsay Weaver will lead Wednesday's weekly COVID briefing and the governor will join by phone.

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