Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
Gov. Gina Raimondo is now among those quarantining due to possible exposure to the virus, according to Josh Block, Raimondo’s director of communications.
In a statement, Block — who is also quarantining due to possible Covid-19 exposure — confirmed that Alexander-Scott is asymptomatic and will work from home while she recovers.
Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor and Dr. Philip Chan with RIDOH are also quarantining as a precaution, Block said.