Lt. Gov. Josh Green tests COVID-positive


HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green has tested positive for COVID-19 after someone on his security team contracted the virus.

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The lieutenant governor’s positive test result was confirmed by his office Friday night, Sept. 11.

Fourteen employees in Lt. Gov. Green’s office will also be tested and quarantined. His office said that Lt. Gov. Green, who is also an emergency room doctor, was tested last Wednesday before his shift at the hospital. That test result came back negative.

Lt. Gov. Green was tested again on Friday following the security team case and that result came back positive on Friday night.

Kohala Hospital also reported on the lieutenant governor. He last worked at the hospital’s emergency room on Sept. 5-7.

“Per our emergency management protocols, we immediately began tracing and testing all employees who had contact with Dr. Green,” said Hospital Administrator, Gino Amar. “I have also been in touch with the patients who Dr. Green treated over the weekend. We will be conducting two rounds of COVID testing for each of those patients.”

Hospital officials added that he and his staff did not go into the long term care hospital at any time over the weekend.

Officials say that he is isolating in his bedroom at home.

“Lt. Gov. Green plans to continue his duties from his home as long as he’s feeling well,” his office relayed.

According to a representative, the lieutenant governor says that he feels fine and that he plans to update his friends and family about his condition.

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