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Montana Gov. Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19

UPDATED: Mon., April 5, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine April 1 from pharmacist Drew Garton at a Walgreen’s pharmacy in Helena, Mont. Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19.  (Thom Bridge)
Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine April 1 from pharmacist Drew Garton at a Walgreen’s pharmacy in Helena, Mont. Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19. (Thom Bridge)
Associated Press

Associated Press

HELENA – Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after receiving his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

The governor’s office released a statement Monday evening saying that after experiencing mild symptoms a day earlier, Gianforte was tested “out of an abundance of caution.”

Gianforte plans to isolate for 10 days on the advice of his doctor and public health guidance.

He also has notified all of the people with whom he has had close contact. All of the governor’s in-person events have been canceled, and he plans to work from his home in Bozeman.

Gianforte received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Thursday.

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