Governor Mills tests positive for COVID-19

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Governor Janet Mills announced Sunday evening she has tested optimistic for COVID-19 just after reportedly going through a “scratchy throat” previously that morning.  

According to a information release from the governor’s place of work, Mills options to isolate for a least of 5 days in accordance with Maine and U.S. Centers for Sickness Handle and Avoidance recommendations.

Mills cites her complete vaccination and booster status as the rationale for suffering from delicate indicators and obtaining a fantastic prognosis. 

“Other than a scratchy throat, I truly feel fantastic,” Governor Mills reported in the launch. “I will work remotely in excess of the future number of times and I glance forward to getting back again to the office later this week.”

Very first Lady Dr. Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Maine on Wednesday as component of the Biden-Harris administration’s Investing in The united states Tour. Thanks to Mills’ beneficial COVID-19 check, the Maine governor will not be becoming a member of the first lady throughout her take a look at. 

“In accordance to the U.S. CDC, all Maine counties have a minimal level of local community transmission of COVID-19. Of all states, Maine has the highest proportion of citizens age 65 and older with an updated (bivalent) booster,” the launch mentioned. “COVID-19 testing and vaccination remain broadly accessible in Maine. Extra information and facts about testing, vaccination, and therapy choices can be located on the State’s COVID-19 internet site.”