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Gov. Sununu Taken Ill, COVID-19 Test Negative

Published Wednesday Sep 1, 2021

Author Paula Tracy,

Gov. Sununu Taken Ill, COVID-19 Test Negative

Today,  Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after testing negative for COVID-19:

“I appreciate all the well wishes,” said Gov. Chris Sununu. “I woke up with symptoms similar to Covid and out of an abundance of caution I took two rapid antigen tests, which came back negative, and then followed up with a PCR test, which confirmed the negative. I am going to rest up, and look forward to getting back to the State House soon!”

Earlier, Wednesday, Sununu said he was feeling ill and would test for COVID-19. Paula Tracy‘s earlier story below:

After a week that included travel to Kentucky and greeting visitors to the state last weekend on the Conway Scenic Railroad, Gov. Chris Sununu has fallen ill and is isolating as a precaution against COVID-19.

His office said he would be tested for the highly contagious respiratory virus “soon.”

Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Saint Anselm was postponed at about 7:30 a.m.

The statement from the governor said: “Governor Sununu was not feeling well this morning and out of an abundance of caution today’s Executive Council meeting is being postponed. Although Governor Sununu is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, he immediately began isolating this morning and will get a COVID-19 test soon. We will update the public accordingly and Governor Sununu hopes to get back on his feet soon.”

On Monday, Sununu traveled to Kentucky with a delegation of top state Health and Human Services officials on the jet owned and accompanied by inventor Dean Kamen.

Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette, as well as two hospital officials in New Hampshire and others, attended the one-day trip to learn about how Kentucky was handling a hospital surge caused by the Delta variant of the virus.

In photos sent from Kentucky by his staff, the governor is seen wearing a mask with others in the photo.

However, the governor’s social media feed also shows photos of him maskless on the Conway Scenic Railway this past weekend.

“Great to see so many families aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad this weekend to thank them for all they’ve done this past year and the challenges they’ve overcome,” referring to the pandemic.
The stop on Aug. 29 was part of the governor’s Super603 Thank You Tour.

The governor received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 on April 11 at a mass vaccination event at the New Hampshire International Speedway.

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