LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Friday afternoon.
The governor's office announced that he underwent routine COVID-19 testing on Friday, Nov. 13 in Carson City. A rapid test provided a positive result. The Governor also received a diagnostic PCR test and those results are pending at this time.
First Lady Kathy Sisolak was tested on Friday and received a negative result, according to a spokesperson from the governor's office.
According to the announcement, the governor is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms right now. He had expressed earlier in the week that he was experiencing "fatigue" and attributed it to a demanding schedule.
"I am currently not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and I have returned to my residence to begin the quarantine and isolation process," Sisolak said in a statement, adding that he underwent disease investigation with Carson City Health and Human Services and employees of his office have been instructed to work remotely.
Employees deemed close contacts to the governor have been asked to quarantine for 14 days, and must receive a negative test result before returning to the office. Staff members who were not "close contacts" have been asked to self-monitor for symptoms and to conduct work from home at this time.
All public events involving the governor have been canceled.
Sisolak attended an event in Reno on Monday at the Department of Motor Vehicles and held a press conference in Carson City on Tuesday. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei and Nevada Senator Ben Kieckhefer were all in attendance at the Reno event.
So excited to have Governor Sisolak, Congressman Amodei, Reno Mayor Schieve, Senator Kieckhefer and other officials at the grand opening for our new Reno office today! @NevadaDMV, @GovSisolak, @MarkAmodeiNV2, @MayorSchieve, @Ben_Kieckhefer, @NaomiDuerr pic.twitter.com/e98pEQ97sC— Nevada DMV (@NevadaDMV) November 10, 2020
Reno's mayor confirmed to KRNV that she will quarantine for 14 days and test repeatedly.
Congressman Amodei's staff released a statement to FOX5:
"At this time, we have known about the Governor’s positive test results for two hours, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
"Congressman Amodei followed all CDC protocols at the DMV event and is currently not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. We have not been alerted of anyone else present at the DMV event who has tested positive for COVID that would indicate that the event was the source of the Governor’s positive diagnosis.
"The Congressman lives on his own and is quarantining by binge watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He plans to make arrangements to get tested tomorrow."
Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall issued the following statement:
Today I have been in communication with the Governor and his office regarding his most recent Covid-19 test, which was positive. I am pleased to hear that the Governor is in good health and is not experiencing any symptoms. As Lieutenant Governor, I am ready and prepared to assist as necessary, and will continue to be in regular contact with the Governor and his staff throughout this time. My family, my office and I send all our support to the Governor and his family.
- Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall
Several Nevada officials and companies tweeted expressing well wishes for the governor.
Sending my thoughts and wishes to @GovSisolak and the First Lady for a speedy and complete recovery. This is a prime example of how vulnerable we all are. Please stay home, wear masks, and if you must go out, practice social distancing and avoid big crowds.— Rep. Susie Lee (@RepSusieLee) November 14, 2020
Sending prayers and best wishes to @GovSisolak for a speedy recovery.— Carolyn G. Goodman (@mayoroflasvegas) November 14, 2020
Sisolak reminded Nevadans to stay home as much as possible, citing more than 1,800 new cases in Nevada on Friday.
The governor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether other employees in the governor's Carson City office have tested positive for COVID-19.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.