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Gov. Lee quarantining after security detail member tests positive for COVID-19

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Gov. Bill Lee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is under quarantine after a member of his executive security detail tested positive for COVID-19, Lee’s office announced Wednesday.

Lee hasn’t tested positive for the virus, nor has First Lady Maria Lee or any members of the governor’s staff, the office said in a statement.

"Today, a member of the Governor's Executive Security Detail has tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement read. “Gov. Lee is feeling well and has tested negative for COVID-19, but out of an abundance of caution, he is quarantining at home with the First Lady until further notice. Governor's Office protocol requires masks and social distancing and no staff are believed to be positive at this time. The regularly scheduled, in-person press briefing will be canceled and Gov. Lee will provide an update to reporters by phone this afternoon with Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey."

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