“Masks Work!,” Governor Janet Mills stated as she received the results of her negative COVID-19 test yesterday. “And I’m proof.” Governor Mills was tested on Thursday, December 3, 2020 after an exposure to a member of her Executive Protection Unit who later tested positive for the virus. Governor Mills received her negative PCR test results yesterday, Saturday.
“If my Executive Protection Unit member had not been wearing a mask last Saturday while I was in the vehicle with them, I firmly believe i would have contracted the virus,” said General Mills. “We know that wearing face coverings, watching our distance and washing our hands protects us from the spread of this virus. No matter where you are or who you are with, taking these simple steps protects you and anyone you come into contact with. No mater where you are or who you are with, taking these simple steps protects you and anyone you come into contact with. Even someone who has limited content with the public, like myself, can inadvertently be exposed to this dangerous virus, through nobody’s fault.
“We have entered the darkest days of this pandemic, but hope is on the horizon,” added Governor Mills. “Please hang on, follow the advice of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Shah and avoid crowds, stay home whenever possible, keep your distance and wear a mask.”
Governor Mills will quarantine at least through Tuesday, December 8, 202l – ten days from her exposure and is consistent with recent change to quarantine guidelines by the US CDC and out of an abundance of care according to a press release issued yesterday by the Governor’s office.