Indianapolis mayor tests negative after COVID-19 exposure

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Joe Hogsett

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett offers a prayer during a prayer service in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Elected officials, community leaders and religious leaders gathered to pray for the city. Protesters are expected to gather for the sixth straight night in Indianapolis since the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was restrained in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and his wife have both tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue quarantining after having close contact last weekend with an infected person.

Hogsett’s office said Saturday that neither the Democratic mayor nor his wife, Steph Hogsett, have symptoms of the respiratory illness. Hogsett announced Wednesday that the couple had started a 14-day quarantine period and would undergo testing.

The 64-year-old Hogsett will remain in quarantine through Dec. 4.

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