HARTFORD, CT — Max Reiss, Gov. Ned Lamont’s communications director, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a message posted on his Twitter feed.
The positive test will force the governor’s office into a 14-day quarantine.
Everyone on the governor’s staff has been getting tested twice a week for months.
“We are taking this case seriously and observing all protocols to keep the governor, his family, and all of our staff members and their families safe,” Lamont Chief of Staff Paul Mounds said. “While this is the first case within our administration, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have experienced COVID-19, and thousands of others have lost their lives. Even in an administration with consistent testing of all individuals who interact with the governor on a regular basis and wear masks at all times, this is a reminder that no testing regimen is foolproof.”
This is the first known case of coronavirus within the Office of the Governor.