MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Governor Bill Lee’s weekly coronavirus briefing is canceled Wednesday while the governor is in quarantine.
According to Lee’s office, a member of his executive security detail has tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor tested negative but out of an abundance of caution he is quarantined at home with the Tennessee’s first lady, Maria Lee.
The governor’s office released a statement saying masks and social distancing are part of their protocol and no staff are thought to be positive at this time.
Instead of the regular weekly COVID-19 news conference, Lee will provide an update to the media by phone along with Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey.