Anti-Mask NE Gov In Quarantine After COVID Exposure

The New York Times reports:

Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska said on Tuesday that he would go into quarantine after dining with someone who tested positive, just a day after announcing new measures to halt an alarming spike in virus cases and hospitalizations.

Mr. Ricketts’s office said in a statement that he and the first lady, Susanne Shore, had dinner outdoors with three others on Sunday night, and that one person from their party tested positive on Monday.

Both will quarantine for 14 days and get tested “at the appropriate time,” Taylor Gage, a spokesman for the governor, said in the statement. Neither had reported symptoms. New cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska have been on a steep upward trajectory throughout the fall.