LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that he is limiting his meetings out of an abundance of caution due to being exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
In a virtual press conference during his weekly COVID-19 update, Hutchinson said an individual in one of the meetings he was in tested positive for COVID-19.
The meeting was on Friday, October 16 in the Governor’s conference room in Little Rock.
After contact tracing on Monday, October 19, Hutchinson received an antigen test and a PCR test, both of which tested negative.
“While the meeting did not authorize the level of CDC quarantine guidance, I will be limiting my meetings in order to make sure that we don’t inadvertently expose anyone and for that reason, we are doing this remotely today,” Governor Hutchinson says.