Gov. Noem tests negative for COVID-19
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has tested negative for COVID-19, according to a tweet by the governor’s spokesman, Ian Fury.
Fury’s tweet states that Gov. Noem tested negative as recently as Tuesday night, and since then has not come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, including President Trump.
.@govkristinoem tested negative on Tuesday night. She is not a close contact of anyone who has tested positive, including the president. As she has throughout this pandemic, the Governor monitors her symptoms on a daily basis and is tested regularly.
— Ian Fury (@IanTFury) October 2, 2020
This announcement comes after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for COVID-19 late Thursday night.