Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has tested positive for the coronavirus his office announced on Wednesday.
“Governor Mark Gordon received results today of a COVID-19 test that showed he is positive for the virus,” the statement read. “He only has minor symptoms at this time and plans to continue working on behalf of Wyoming remotely.”
Only moments after the statement was released, a video was posted on Gordon’s Facebook page of the Governor and First Lady wishing citizens a Happy Thanksgiving. The positive coronavirus test was not mentioned.
“Jennie and I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. In these challenging times, we are thankful for our family, friends, healthcare workers, service members and first responders,” Gordon said.
Gordon’s office was closed on Tuesday to be “thoroughly cleaned” after an employee of the governor’s office tested positive.
Gordon spokesman Michael Pearlman on Tuesday told Cowboy State Daily that he didn’t know the exact number of people who were exposed to the virus.
“Governor’s office staff are telecommuting on a rotating basis, so there are only a handful of people in the office every day and I don’t know who of those may have been in close contact with this individual,” he said in an email. “Those who are in the office are wearing face coverings at all time when they are not in their private offices.”