COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement released by the Governor’s office said DeWine tested positive after taking a test to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.
DeWine has no symptoms at this time, the release states.
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
“Governor DeWine is returning to Columbus where he and First Lady Fran DeWine, who also has no symptoms, will both be tested,” according to the statement.
DeWine’s office says the governor plans to quarantine for the next 14 days.