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Bloomberg: Reynolds considers self-isolating after Washington D.C. trip

By: - May 11, 2020 10:52 am

Gov. Kim Reynolds meets with President Trump at the White House on May 6, 2020.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is considering self-isolating after she was possibly exposed to COVID-19 during her trip to Washington D.C. on May 6, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Reynolds went to Washington D.C. to share Iowa’s COVID-19 plans and reopening the state’s meatpacking plants, where at least 2,000 workers have been struck with the virus.

Pence, who visited Iowa on Friday, has been self-isolating from the White House after his press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for COVID-19, according to Bloomberg. The diagnosis delayed his flight to the state, where he met with agricultural and religious leaders.

Caitlin Pedati, the state’s medical director and epidemiologist, is already planning on self-isolating, according to Bloomberg.

Reynolds’ office did not immediately confirm whether the governor was self-isolating or not. A news release from her office showed she plans on holding a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center at 11 a.m. The release, which typically shows pool reporters who are attending the news conference, did not list any news agencies on Monday.

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