Reynolds enters modified quarantine after WH staff tests positive

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Posted at 11:00 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:22:41-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — On Monday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a coronavirus briefing.

Reynolds started by talking about her plans to enter a modified quarantine after news of a White House staffer testing positive for coronavirus. Reynolds was at the White House last week but said she didn’t have direct contact with the staff member. As a result, the Governor will be wearing a mask when interacting with others and will be having her temperature taken on a daily basis.

Reynolds said she was tested for coronavirus Monday morning and some of her staff will be working remotely.

Reynolds also talked about ramping up testing in the state. She said an additional site will be opening in Davenport on Monday, followed by another in Ottumwa on Wednesday. The new sites will bring the total state test sites to seven.

3 News Now This Morning Anchor Courtney Johns provided live updates via Twitter:

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