Gov. Mike Dunleavy has decided to spend the next week hunkered down in his Wasilla home after being informed that he was in close contact on Feb. 21 with someone who was later discovered to be positive for coronavirus.

An official notice about the governor’s plan was released Feb. 22. It states that Dunleavy received a COVID-19 rapid test and “immediately went into self-isolation at his home.”

The test result came back negative on Feb. 22 and he shows “no symptoms of the disease.” Nevertheless, Dunleavy plans to quarantine for a minimum of seven days in accord with procedures from the Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services.

He plans to telework from home as he receives additional tests. He will resume normal work when it is “certain he is free of the virus,” the notice states.

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Dunleavy has no COVID symptoms but chooses weeklong isolation after ‘close contact’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.