Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will follow a modified quarantine protocol for coronavirus out of concern that she may have been exposed to virus during her trip to the White House last week.
Reynolds said she was tested negative for coronavirus Monday morning and did not wear a mask as she walked to the podium for today’s briefing where she announced the quarantine efforts.
According to Reynolds, a member of Vice President Pence’s staff who has since tested positive for the virus was at the White House during Reynolds' trip to Washington, DC, last week.
She said she did not have direct contact with the Pence staffer, but said she will follow a modified quarantine out of an abundance of caution.
The governor said she will maintain social distancing, wear a mask and have minimal interaction with state staff. Reynolds said she will also be tested daily for coronavirus and will submit to daily temperature checks.