North Dakota's Lieutenant Governor in quarantine as family member tests positive for COVID-19

North Dakota's Lieutenant Governor is in quarantine after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Governor Doug Burgum's spokesman, Mike Nowatzki, Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford made the announcement on his Twitter account shortly after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

"Last night, Sandi tested positive for COVID-19," the Lieutenant Governor posted on Twitter. "Thankfully, she's asymptomatic and resting at home as our family quarantines."

The Lieutenant Governor says he "has no symptoms" and is awaiting test results.

"Thanks to our health care workers, NDDOH contact trackers, and to family and friends for the well-wishes," he said.