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Katie Couric Will Work from Home After Interacting with Coronavirus Patient on Saturday

Katie Couric Will Work from Home After Interacting with Coronavirus Patient on Saturday

Katie Couric is going to be working from home after her friend, who she saw this past weekend, tested positive for Coronavirus.

The journalist tweeted on Monday (March 9) about her friend Rick Cotton, the head of Port Authority in New York City.

Rick Cotton is an old friend of mine. In fact I just saw him on Saturday for the first time in a long time. Feel better Rick,” she wrote.

After Katie tweeted about her friend testing positive, fans expressed their concern that she might having contracted the virus too.

“OK people – thank you for your concern!! I have a few updates: So far I’ve talked to someone from @WHO who referred me to the @HealthNYGov which told me that it was not necessary to self-quarantine. This was also confirmed by my primary care physician,” Katie said. “My interaction was a 90-second conversation with an asymptomatic person and involved no physical contact. I am now quadruple checking with the @CDCgov. But overall, the people I spoke to said to continue using common sense and good hygiene practices and if I start having symptoms or not feeling well I should go to my primary care doctor immediately. Hopefully, this is helpful for anyone who deals with this in the future + I will keep you guys updated as soon as I have more info!”

Katie later added that a CDC official told her she’s very low-risk for getting Coronavirus.

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