It's good news for Governor Janet Mills, as her COVID-19 test results came back negative for the virus.

The Governor was tested on Thursday, after exposure to the virus through a member of her security detail. Mills and the member of the Executive Protection Unit were together in a vehicle for a short time. She said they were wearing masks during the short trip. When she received her results on Saturday, Mills stated, "Masks work! And I'm proof!"

Governor Mills says she's convinced that if the affected person had not been wearing their mask, she would have contracted the virus. She's encouraging everyone to continue to be vigilant and do all they can to keep themselves and others safe.

"We have entered the darkest days of this pandemic, but hope is on the horizon," added Governor Mills in a media release. "Please hang on, follow the advice of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Shah -- avoid crowds, stay home whenever possible, keep your distance and wear a mask."

The Governor began quarantining at the Blaine House on Tuesday, December 1st, following exposure to the virus through an employee who has since tested positive for COVID-19. Despite her negative test results, Mills will continue to quarantine through Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, which is 10 days from her exposure, consistent with a recent change to quarantine guidelines by the CDC. She continues to work, albeit virtually from the Blaine House.

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