South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster Tests Positive for COVID

After undergoing routine testing due to coming into close contact with the COVID-19 virus, Governor Henry McMaster (right) was notified late Monday evening that he had tested positive for the virus. First Lady Peggy McMaster was diagnosed with COVID-19 last Friday morning, five days after the couple attended a White House Christmas party.

According to the Governor's Office, First Lady McMaster remains asymptomatic, while the governor is experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue. Governor McMaster will continue to work from the Governor’s Residence while he is recovering.

Following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) guidelines, the governor will isolate for the next 10 days and monitor for additional symptoms.

“Peggy and I urge everyone to be extra careful during the Christmas holiday season,” Gov. McMaster said. “This virus spreads very easily.”

The Governor's Office said that based on advice from his personal physician, Gov. McMaster will receive Monoclonal Antibody treatment today. The outpatient treatment is a preventive measure for those with mild to moderate symptoms and is readily available to the general public upon a physician’s order.

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