Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19

Published 12:46 pm Thursday, August 6, 2020

In a surprising announcement on Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but has shown no symptoms.


DeWine had taken a test for COVID-19 as part of the standard protocol to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. He and Trump were to tour a Whirlpool factory.

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DeWine has returned to Columbus where he and First Lady Fran DeWine, who also has no symptoms, will both be tested. They plan to follow the protocol for COVID-19 and quarantine at their home in Cedarville for the next 14 days.


Lt. Gov. Jon Husted also took the COVID-19 test Thursday as part of the protocol to greet the president, but tested negative.