Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that she will be temporarily self-quarantined in Santa Fe after a possible exposure to COVID-19. According to a release from the Governors office, a custodial staff member of the governor’s residence reported feeling unwell in the afternoon of October 1st and was immediately send for a COVID-19 test. That test came back positive. The Governor was tested for COVID-19 on Friday and returned a negative test and is showing no symptoms. The governor’s fiancé also tested negative and shows no symptoms.
The Department of Health stipulates that testing during the quarantine period does not end the quarantine period, as an individual may become infectious later in the quarantine period. The governor and other possible contacts are scheduled to receive another COVID-19 test Wednesday, Oct. 7.
The governor’s day-to-day work schedule is unchanged. She will continue to work remotely, as she has done since the outset of the pandemic.
The governor plans to host her weekly COVID-19 public update remotely later this week. The Office of the Governor and state health officials will announce scheduling information about that update later in the week.