Gov. Mike Dunleavy


Gov. Mike Dunleavy continues to quarantine at his home in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough after exposure to someone on Saturday who later tested positive for COVID-19.

“He is fine and continues to experience no symptoms,” spokesman Jeff Turner said in a Tuesday email.

The governor tested negative for the virus but is following federal guidance, Turner said, and will be quarantining for a minimum of seven days.

Turner did not answer a question as to whether Dunleavy was exposed at the Alaska Outdoor Council’s annual banquet and fundraiser in Palmer. The $75-a-plate dinner was held Saturday, and according to the council’s website, was sold out.

Turner referred questions about Dunleavy’s plans for future COVID-19 testing to his scheduler.

“Like so many other Alaskans who have experienced a close contact, he will continue to fulfill his duties by teleworking from home and receive additional tests until it is certain he is free of the virus,” read a prepared statement from the governor’s office.

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