St Paul (KROC AM News) - Governor Walz has become personally affected by the coronavirus crisis.

He announced on  his social media accounts this morning:

“After learning I had contact with someone who has COVID-19, I plan to lead by example and work from home. I currently have no symptoms and will continue working tirelessly to combat the spread of COVID-19.” 

Walz had been scheduled to join state Health Dept. officials at Monday’s COVID-19 media briefing.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz went into self-quarantine at home on Monday after a member of his security detail tested positive. Meanwhile, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said her husband has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced on Instagram that her brother had died in Tennessee of the virus. The rapid developments came as Walz was considering whether to order state residents to shelter in place. Walz said he hoped his self-quarantine serves as a model for the rest of Minnesota.

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