Peggy McMaster, the first lady of South Carolina, has tested positive for Covid-19, the governor’s office announced Friday.
McMaster underwent routine tests on Thursday afternoon. The results came back Friday morning that she was positive.
“She is not experiencing any symptoms at this time,” the release said.
Her husband, Gov. Henry McMaster, was also tested Thursday. His results were negative.
"I’m happy to say that Peggy is feeling well, isn’t experiencing any symptoms at this time and is in good spirits,” Henry McMaster said in a news release. “This shows us, once again, how contagious this virus truly is and how important it is that we follow the advice and recommendations of our public health officials.”
The governor will "quarantine for the recommended seven days while being tested regularly," the release added.
Peggy McMaster is working with state health officials on contact tracing.