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Montana Governor gets COVID-19 after receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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The current Montana Governor, Governor Gianforte, has tested positive for COVID-19. This occurred after he got his first dose of the vaccine and awaited his second.

As of April 5th, the Montana Governor has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Governor has recently gotten the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine but was awaiting his second dose at the time. This report is from NBC Montana. As of now, the Governor does not know where he had contracted the virus, saying he has had no public events as of Thursday, however he did have dinner with a few close friends and family members. This included one of his staff members, a member of his protective detail, several family members, and several friends. 

The Governor and his family being a non-denominational christian based on his biography on the Firearm Industry Trade Association members list, Governor Gianforte went to his church’s Easter service. Though his spokesperson claims he did exhibit symptoms at the time and had not close contact with anyone except from his family. As of now, Governor Gianforte will be listening to medical experts and will be quarantined for the next 10 days. He will be cancelling any in person meetings until further notice. As of now he is feeling and exhibiting mild symptoms. His wife is awaiting test results and staff will be tested Tuesday.

The Governor has released a press release from the Office of the Governor, where he said the following.

“After exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday and out of an abundance of caution, Governor Greg Gianforte today was tested for COVID-19 and received a positive result. The first lady, who has exhibited no symptoms, has been tested and is awaiting her results.

Following his doctor’s instructions and public health guidance, the governor is isolating for 10 days. Reportedly, the governor has notified all individuals with whom he may have had close contact. All of the governor’s in-person events have been canceled until further notice, and the governor will continue to conduct his duties and manage the state’s business from his home in Bozeman. Additionally, as a precautionary measure, the governor’s staff will be tested early Tuesday morning. The governor and his staff have been tested regularly since he was sworn into office in January.

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ARTICLE: ERIC OTT

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