Governor Mills Tests Positive for COVID-19 With Mild Symptoms


Governor Janet T. Mills, (D), Addressed the Annual Governor’s ‘Conference on Tourism at The Westin Earlier This Month.

Governor Janet T. Mills, (D), the first woman governor of Maine, announced this afternoon that she has ested positive for COVID-19.

The Governor tested positive via a BinaxNow rapid test this afternoon after developing a mild scratchy throat.  She has no other symptoms otherwise and feels well.  The Governor is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters,  with the second booster dose beng administered on April 8, 2022.  This  provides her with the strongest level of protection against serious disease or hospitalization possible.

The Governor is isolating and will follow he Maine and US CDCguidelines.  After consulating with her doctor, she was prescribed Paxlovid, an antiviral taken at home to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms.

“This is a good reminder that even though we may want to be done with COVID, it’s not necessarily one with us,” said Governor Mills.  “I’m grateful for the strong protection that the vaccine has provided me, which I believe is one of the reasons why I am still feeling well.  I”ll be spending the next few days working remotly, monitoring my symptoms and fully recovering.  I look forward to getting back out when I can and enjoying all that a beautiful Maine spring has to offer.  I hope that all eligible Maine people will get vaccinated if they haven’t already and get a booster dose as well, so as to stay as safe and healthy as possible,” according to a press release issued by her office this afternoon

The Govenor will continue to monitor symptoms and isolate for at least five (5) days.