UPDATE: Governor Mike DeWine is spending his Friday trying to reassure Ohioans that coronavirus tests are accurate, after his antigen test in order to meet President Trump on Thursday appeared to give him a false positive. "We've had about 1.3 million tests in this state, and almost all of them have been the laboratory test--what I call as a layman, 'the laboratory test'--not this test. So, no one should take the results of this test and say 'oh, none of these numbers are right.'" DeWine on WCOL says the two subsequent lab tests both came back negative.
The positive test came back as DeWine was following White House protocol before his scheduled greeting with the president. DeWine will have another test on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's office said Thursday he took the test as part of standard protocol before meeting Trump at an airport in Cleveland. He had planned to join the president on a visit to the Whirlpool Corp. plant in northwest Ohio. His office said DeWine has no symptoms, but is returning to Columbus. His office said he and his wife, Fran DeWine, will both be tested there. DeWine then plans to quarantine at his home in Cedarville for 14 days. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted tested negative.